Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Project Snapshot: Scanning Dinosaur Bones at the Carnegie Museum

A few weeks ago we took a crew and several scanners (Surphaser, Faro ScanArm, Faro Focus and an Artec) and spent the day scanning the Dinos from the Carnegie Museum in Pittsburgh.

Using laser scanners to document museum pieces like these incredibly fragile and important bones is a great fit because the scanners do not have to touch the fossils in order to record data. 

The data collected from these scans could potentially be used for research, simply to document the fossils "as-is", to create an interactive exhibit, or even create exact mini replicas to sell in a giftshop.