UAE opens exhibition at UN HQ which highlights 3D printed replica of statue of Athena destroyed by ISIL

UAE opens exhibition at UN HQ which highlights 3D printed replica of statue of Athena destroyed by ISIL

3D scanning and printing technology, when combined, can produce incredibly accurate replicas of all kinds of objects, and this has proven to be useful for the medical sector as well as the retail and manufacturing industries. Cultural heritage is another area where these advances are starting to have a significant impact, and the latest breakthrough in this field should demonstrate 3D technology’s capacity to preserve important artefacts in a particularly attention-grabbing way. A pioneering new exhibition at the U.N headquarters in New York features recreations of some of the ancient Syrian monuments infamously destroyed by members of Islamic State. […]

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