Heritage 3D Scanning

Heritage 3D Scanning Services - UK

Heritage 3D Scanning – 3D scanning historical artefacts

Superscan3D specialise in 3D scanning historical artefacts, with an established reputation for heritage conservation 3D scanning in the UK. We are centrally based in the UK (Milton Keynes) and provide services for clients such as ‘The National Trust’, as well as various museums and conservation specialists. We provide a wide range of services that include:

  • High resolution 3D scanning services (Mobile)
  • From 3D scans to high accuracy physical model replica specialists
  • Heritage conservation 3D digital site surveys
  • High accuracy physical mould masters (Decorative plaster, Sculpture, Stone masonry
  • High accuracy 1:1 scale foam replicas for ‘In-Situ’ stone masonry reproductions 


A large proportion of our work is centred around ‘3D Scanning’ and ‘3D Scans to High Accuracy Physical Replicas’. Hence we work with many conservation professionals, museums and conservation societies. Hence our heritage 3D scanning conservation work tends to be extremely wide ranging. We provide 3D scanning services for: Historic Castles & Houses, Church & Cathedrals, Monuments, Museums, Fine Art Sculptures and many other preservation and restoration applications.

Heritage 3D scanning has quickly become a critical tool for conservation professionals. The ability to capture an identical form without any contact, takes conservation to a whole new level. 3D scanning enables us to produce identical physical replicas of objects, which can be used as ‘Mould Masters’ for recreating the same object, such as ornate lime plaster mouldings.



Heritage 3D Scanning For Digital To Physical Restoration!

Heritage 3D scanning can also be used to capture objects which are damaged and need repair. Areas of damage can be repaired and corrected on-screen using the 3D digital model we capture, using 3D modelling software. We can then reproduce the repaired object as a physical replacement model using either 3D printing or CNC milling. This can then be used as an exact mould or template, which can then be used by a stone mason, lime plaster specialist or whoever. The possibilities are extensive and very exciting.

Heritage Conservation Site Surveys

Another very useful use of 3D scanning is the ability to cary out detailed site surveys. Such equipment can be used to obtain high accuracy measurements in the form of on-screen 3D models displaying precise measurements as well as 3D model data. This enables Conservators to benefit from having a precise three dimensional on-screen model for reference. A typical example might be a reference model to enable a Stone Mason to hand carve an ornate stone carving. 


Heritage 3D Scanning - Site Surveys - Stone masonry


This incredible technology, combined with latest CNC milling and 3D printing technologies, provides a key tool for conservation professionals. If you are looking at a particular project and have some technical questions, then we would love to hear from you!  


To find out more call: (01908) 915523


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