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 

We are; 3D Digital Scanning Technicians, 3D Digital To Physical Modelling Specialists, Traditional Sculptors & Artists, 3D Digital Sculptors, Conservators and Fabrication Specialists.

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.


Talk to us on (01908) 915523 or use our Quick Enquiry form


Incredible Heritage Conservation 3D Scan & Replica Accuracy

Reproduction accuracy is important for every client. For this reason we use one of the worlds most powerful 3D scanning systems, which has a resolution accuracy of up to 0.5mm! The system is calibrated on site before every scan, to ensure consistent 3D scan accuracy and measurement. Additionally, our 3D scanning system is highly mobile, enabling us to provide 3D scanning services at most locations.


3D Scanning Historical Artefacts - 3D Scanning carvings - Heritage 3D Scanning

Original Tudor door surround - Touch to use + ZOOM


Once an object has been scanned, we can then reproduce it at high accuracy using either 3D printing (in order to make a mould master), or CNC robotic milling, which we use for reproducing large scale objects (in wood, MDF, Foam, Stone and various other materials). We are also able to re-scale objects digitally as required. Hence we are able to provide a broad range of conservation solutions for wide range of applications.


3D Scanning Historical Artefacts - Museums - Fine Art - UK

3D Scanning in progress


Typical examples of conservation objects we are asked to 3D scan and reproduced are; statues & sculpture, gargoyles, ornate stone carvings, stone mullion windows, wood carvings, ornate plaster mouldings and cornices, metal castings, marble & stone fire surrounds, rare artifacts and the list continues.


3D Scanning Historical Artefacts - London - UK - Superscan3D

3D scan data being cleaned up using ZBrush sculpting software  + ZOOM


English Heritage - Heritage 3D Scanning - National Trust

3D scan output as physical 1:1 scale model using CNC milling


“We see ourselves as artisans who use the very latest 3D digital technologies

to compliment traditional crafts and skills"


Heritage 3D Scanning Services - 3D Scanning Historical Artefacts - English Heritage - National Trust

Touch to + ZOOM


Heritage 3D Scanning Services - 3D Scans to High Accuracy Physical Model Replicas

Touch to ZOOM


Heritage 3D Scanning - Superscan 3D - UK - From 3D scans to physical models

Exact 1:1 scale physical reproduction of original



Find out about our new heritage special rates! Call us on (01908) 915523


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!  


Talk to us today about your particular project! Call: (01908) 915523


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