One of the world’s largest museums has launched an ambitious project to 3D scan its collection.
America’s prestigious Smithsonian museum is using the revolutionary technology to document its artefacts but also to share them through 3D printers and online.
3D scanning bounces lasers off objects using the echo to map them in space.
The process is used to build up 3D digital images of almost anything, regardless of size or complexity.
Adam Metello, 3D digitisation