3D Scanning and Analysis

3D scanning is the technique used to virtually collect geometric features of a physical object using non-contact measurement. The WLCC team has developed capabilities in three dimensional scanning documentation and analysis of an array of objects using:

The team at the WLCC is utilizing this state of the art technology as part of the process to document, conserve, and study not only heritage objects and sites, but other fields and disciplines utilizing 3d scanning, such as; automotive and aerospace engineering.

Lantern3d scan of the lantern found in the H.L. Hunley 
Left to Right – Color polygonal reconstruction, lens rectification phase, lens analysis.

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Laser scan of Ft. Sumter - WLCC Courtesy

Collecting laser scan data at Fort Sumter using the Trimble GX Scanner. The project was completed in partnership with NPS and the Clemson University Department of Civil Engineering. 

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3D reconstruction of Ft. Sumter – WLCC Courtesy

Reconstruction phase of the structured analysis project. Key points are harvested from the 3d data to determine possible areas of damage.

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Dimensional analysis of pre and post conservation cork - WLCC Courtesy

3d comparison of pre and post conservation corks from the 1565 wreck San Juan discovered in Red Bay, Labrador, Canada. Using PolyWorks the shape deformation can be determined and used to advise Parks Canada in the conservation process.

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Dimensional analysis of pre and post conservation cork - WLCC Courtesy

3d comparison of pre and post conservation corks from the 1565 wreck San Juan discovered in Red Bay, Labrador, Canada. Using PolyWorks the shape deformation can be determined and used to advise Parks Canada in the conservation process.

– WLCC Courtesy