Category Archives: 3D Printing

Explorathon 2015

Back in October, Stuart Jeffrey, (Research Fellow in Heritage), Laura Hundersmarck (International Heritage Visualisation intern), and Mhairi Maxwell (Research Developer for International Heritage Visualization) took part in the Explorathon event at the National Museum of Scotland.

3D printer in tow, they joined astronomers, chemists, physicists and fellow archaeologists to showcase some of the most cutting-edge discoveries and technologies available today, and presented work from the ACCORD project: an endeavour to co-create 3D-models of archaeological sites and monuments that has been travelling across Scotland to work with local communities.

They outlined their work by video here, and details about Explorathon, and the other fantastic projects presented there, can be found here.

Vitória finds success with 3D printed bionics

Vitória Maurício, anatomical artist, 3D modeller, and graduate of the Masters degree in Medical Visualization and Human Anatomy, is now the lead designer and modeller at Open Bionics Ltd. – a startup based at the Technology Business Incubator at Bristol Robotics Laboratory.  Her recent work challenged her to design a 3D printable hand that’s biomimetic (i.e.: looks and functions like  a human hand) and can be delivered to amputees in couple of days.

In recognition for her work, Vitória has been nominated for the Tech4Good 2015 Young People’s Award. The Digital Design Studio wishes her the best as a finalist for the award and would like to encourage everyone to support her. 

To vote for Vitória Maurício in this year’s People’s Award category, visit the Vote Now page, or follow @Tech4GoodAwards on Twitter and tweet using the hashtag #T4GVitóriaMaurício.

Best of Luck, Vitória!

3D Printed Liver Model for Preoperative Planning

In January, recent DDS student Dr Marta Madurska will be giving a presentation on the work she completed earlier this year for the MSc in Medical Visualisation and Human Anatomy. Marta investigated the use of 3D printing to support preoperative planning, a direct application of current visualisation technology to support her surgical work in the NHS.

Marta will be presenting her work next month to the 2015 meeting of the Society of Academic and Research Surgery, on the Wednesday of the meeting. More details on the SARS website, here.

Marta will also be presenting her work at the International Clinical Skills conference in Prato, Italy, in May 2015.

3D PRINTED LIVER MODEL FOR PREOPERATIVE PLANNING OF PARTIAL HEPATECTOMY
M Madurska (1), M Poyade (2), D Eason (3), P Rea (4), A Watson (1)
(1) Research and Development, NHS Highland Centre for Health Science, Inverness; (2) Glasgow School of Art, Digital Design Studio, Glasgow; (3) Raigmore Hospital, Invernress, NHS Highland;
(4) University of Glasgow, Laboratory of Human Anatomy, Glasgow

From Uist to the V&A! co-producing digital heritage with communities

The ACCORD project is working with communities all across Scotland to co-produce 3D models of their heritage using digital technologies. We also have our own blog, here!

ACCORD makes its debut at the V&A!

We were thrilled to have our prints featured at the Digital Design Weekend at the Victoria and Albert Museum, in London from 20-21 September (an event organized as part of the London Design Festival). We are very proud of the work our community groups have achieved and delighted that their heritage has been brought to the world stage through participation in the Victoria and Albert museum’s fantastic weekend of digital culture celebrating co-design!

ACCORD 3D prints
Our ACCORD 3D prints sent down to the Digital Design Weekend at the V&A;  made by the climbers at Dumbarton Rock, Friends of the Glasgow Necropolis, Access Archaeology in the Uists, Ardnamurchan Community Archaeology group, and the Aberdeenshire based Rhynie Woman group.

 

Accord 3D prints on display in the V&A
3D prints made by ACCORD on display in the V&A.

Natural beauty in breathtaking Camas nan Geall

Picture of the Camas Nan Geall bay in Ardnamurchan.
The stunning bay of Camas Nan Geall on the Ardnamurchan peninsula, Scotland.

This is the stunning stretch of coastline where we had the privilege to spend a beautiful August weekend working with the dedicated members of the Ardnamurchan Community Archaeology Group. For a closer look at this pristine slice of Scottish coast, take a virtual peek at Kilchoan Village http://kilchoan.blogspot.co.uk

We explored an 18th century burial aisle in the heart of Camas nan Geall. Check out the wonders of RTI (or Reflectance Transformation Imaging in full) and see how an eroded skull and cross bones on a headstone, supposedly belonging to a Campbell, takes shape, made together with the Ardnamurchan Community Archaeology Group.

The Scientific explanation/RTI for rocket scientists… RTI is a computational photographic method that captures a subject’s surface shape and colour and enables the interactive re-lighting of the subject from any direction. RTI also permits the mathematical enhancement of the subject’s surface shape and colour attributes….

The no-nonsense explanation/RTI for humans… basically, get a £4 shiny black snooker ball, a tripod, and a light… using the movement of the light across the surface of the object the light bounces off the ball and the clever software combines the images to produce these amazing illuminated results – Eureka!

More info? Go to  http://culturalheritageimaging.or /What_We_Offer/Downloads/

The Rhynie Woman group bring the Pictish Craw Stane to digital life!

3D model of the Craw Stane
Snapshot of 3D Photogrammetry model of the Pictish Craw Stane made by the Rhynie Woman group in Aberdeenshire.

Manipulate the model yourself by downloading the PDF on our own ACCORD blog .

The Grimsay Wheelhouse, North Uist

In August 2014, ACCORD sallied forth to the Uists in the Outer Hebrides in order to immortalize in 3D this spectacular example of an Iron Age Wheelhouse dwelling. Together with the Access Archaeology community group, we first recorded the site with photos from the ground and the air using photogrammetry and then with a little help from Agisoft software we produced this awe-inspiring visualization!

And we didn’t just stop there … our next step was to bring the Grimsay Wheelhouse to life in the form of a 3D print – an exact 3D photogrammetric model of the Grimsay Wheelhouse replica to have and to hold!

3D print of the Grimsay Wheelhouse.
3D print of a photogrammetric model of the Iron Age wheelhouse at Grimsay, North Uist. Made by the Access Archaeology group.

ACCORD is one of eleven projects across the UK to be awarded funding from the Arts and Humanities Research Council’s £4million “Digital Transformations in Community Research Co-Production” programme. Led by the Digital Design Studio of the Glasgow School of Art, the project it is being delivered in partnership with the University of Manchester Department of Archaeology, Archaeology Scotland and the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland.

The Lost Tomb of Robert The Bruce

A special exhibition at the Hunterian Museum at the University of Glasgow presents the first complete 3D digital model of the lost tomb of Robert the Bruce.

To create this exhibition, CDDV (a joint venture between the Digital Design Studio and Historic Scotland) contributed scanning and visualisation expertise in a collaboration with the Royal Commission for Ancient and Historic Monuments of Scotland (RCAHMS), The Hunterian (University of Glasgow), the National Museums of Scotland, Fife Cultural Trust and the National Records of Scotland.

You can see the model at the Hunterian Museum until the 4th of January 2015, and read more about the exhibition here.