Preserving World Heritage and Transforming Global Manufacturing with 3-D Scanning

Protecting Cultural Heritage Sites and Artifacts
Sunday, February 14, 2016: 1:00 PM-2:30 PM
Marshall Ballroom North (Marriott Wardman Park)
3-D scanning is a technology for capturing spatial data in three dimensions. The technology was originally applied in fields such as surveying, information technology, manufacturing, medicine, and entertainment, and has since been applied in other areas. The common denominator in the technology’s application across different fields is capturing spatial attributes of the real world, making them available for analysis and visualization in virtual environments and sometimes brought back into the physical world via 3-D printing. This technology is transforming the way multinationals work together to improve manufacturing productivity, and how various heritage sites and museum collections across the world are preserved. This symposium provides state-of-the-art visual presentations on collaborative ventures from across the globe – in particular, Sweden, China, the United States, Guatemala, and Mexico.
Björn Johansson, Chalmers University of Technology
Ram D. Sriram, National Institute of Standards and Technology and Ramesh Jain, University of California, Irvine
Adam Metallo, Smithsonian Institution
Jan-Eric Sundgren, Volvo Group
Virtual Tools for Sustainable Manufacturing