After Bouzov Castle we cooperate with another magical castle – this time with castle Sovinec, where our specialists of UPrint 3D Center from the Science and Technology Park of Palacký University in Olomouc, in cooperation with the Museum in Bruntál, scan sandstone tombstones located in the castle lapidary.
These are two tombstones of children, namely Marie Faberin, who died on December 8, 1641 at the age of six months, 3 weeks and 2 days, and Anna Regina Faberin, who died on December 23, 1641 at the age of 3 years and 9 months. The third tombstone belongs to Jan Hopper von Abersdorf, who was the governor of Sovinec Castle in 1626 – 1643 and died on October 13, 1654 at the age of 84 at that time. Iohan Friderich Hopper, who died in 1641 at the age of 4, is still attached to the same tombstone.
“One of the special scanners provided by our UPrint3D 3D printing center was used for scanning. A handheld scanner from CREAFORM was chosen for this purpose. He is able to capture not only the surface of the object, but also its texture. So the scanned object is captured very faithfully and in detail, ”adds Mgr. Hana Kubičková, adds: “The acquired scanning data will be used to protect the cultural heritage of our country. For example, it will be possible to make an accurate copy of plastic, paper or metal from a 3D printer directly in our UPrint3D 3D printing center. ”
The Sovinec Castle or the Museum in Bruntál can also use the obtained data for its promotional purposes, for example in the production of souvenirs, or it can offer detailed virtual tours of scanned items that cannot be exhibited for various reasons. These techniques can be used for repairs and reconstructions not only of historical monuments.