Cultlab 3D

Fraunhofer 3D scanning facility tried and true even in transportation

Fraunhofer 3D scanning facility tried and true even in transportation
Fraunhofer 3D scanning facility tried and true even in transportation

18.12.2014 It has been done. For the first time, CultLab3D traveled overseas and back on an aircraft for application testing. The scanning facility thus did not only stand out with its digitalization procedure but also with its mobility.

(Darmstadt/Rostock/Graz) Even a researcher can be relieved at some point. “We made it”, rejoices Pedro Santos, head of the competence center “Cultural Heritage Digitization” at Fraunhofer IGD. CultLab3D made it to Las Vegas, USA and back to Darmstadt in one piece. From December 2 through 4, 2014, the heart of the globally unique 3D scanning facility was available for application testing at the Autodesk University 2014. The Fraunhofer researchers thus took another step towards the global 3D digitalization of museum artifacts.

Open collection: Fraunhofer researchers are scanning dinosaur bones & co. in Berlin — and you can watch

6.11.2014 The 3D scanning system CultLab3D of Fraunhofer IGD will be tested at the Museum of Natural History in Berlin next week. This should explore the opportunities and challenges to digitalize natural and cultural goods quickly and efficiently. All interested parties are welcome at the panel discussion on 11 November 2014 and to visit the scanning system from 11 to 14 November 2014.

Fraunhofer technology thrills Frankfurt museum

CultLab3D, the world’s unique 3D scanning facility for cultural artifacts, was in operation inside the Medieval Room of the Frankfurt Liebieghaus Skulpturensammlung from July 21th to 27th 2014. CultLab3D, developed by Fraunhofer IGD, is to revolutionize the needed 3D digitization of cultural artifacts. The artifacts, threatened by environmental influences and disasters, are secured in their current state of preservation and at the same time are made accessible to international research.

CultLab3D at BMBF 2014 Digital Societies inaugural event

The Federal Ministry of Education and Research has dedicated the year 2014 to the Digital Societies. The inaugural event was held February 19th. at the Berlin Museum for Communication under the auspices of the Federal Minister for Education and Research Prof. Wanka and assembled stakeholders from Industry, Politics and Economy. Fraunhofer IGD was prominently present with a live demonstration of CultLab3D.

Awarded exhibit

CultLab3D won the "2013 DigitalHeritage International Congress and V-MUST.NET" award for the best technology exhibit

CultLab3D is funded by the federal ministry for economics and technology and was presented for the first time at the Digital Heritage 2013 Conference (28 Oct. through 1 Nov. 2013) in Marseille under the patronage of UNESCO.

Cultlab3D on the Digital Heritage 2013

The first prototype of the CultLab3D digitization pipeline for small and medium-sized cultural heritage artifacts will be shown live at the Digital Heritage 2013 conference in Marseille, France from October 28th to November 01st., 2013.

Over 2000 participants and visitors from research, cultural institutions, industry and politics are expected at the world’s largest conference of its kind.