Museum of Art and Crafts May Reopen
3D scanning is being used to assess the damage and needed repairs
In Zagreb Croatia, the Museum of Arts and Crafts was hit with a devastating earthquake that made it impossible for anyone to walk through. It was an earthquake with a magnitude of 4.2 and hit the surrounding areas of Croatia hard. The museum and teams of construction have adopted the use of 3D laser scanning in hopes of opening in Autumn of 2020.
3D laser scanning was used for the entire inside of the building to determine where the problem areas where and how they could fix it quickly. It was also attached to a drone to get accurate scans of the roof to help rebuild it. With the help of 3D laser scanners, it will be reopened for the anniversary in 2020.
What is 3D laser scanning
This technology uses a handheld device that is easily portable or can be easily attached to a drone to get accurate scans of a scene. It captures all sorts of details very precisely that can be used to help rebuild and study structures. 3D laser scanning captures things like textures, beams, scratches, colors, sizes, and anything in between at a rapid pace. This technology can take thousands of pictures per second, faster than any human could gather information.
Once the data is collected, it is stored in the cloud, it can never be deleted from cyberspace. This makes it one of the best tools to use as a reference, where you can compare scans in the future. After the cloud, it can be transferred to a partnering system where it can be edited, studied, sent across the globe, 3D printed and even turned into virtual reality.
Who else can use this technology
3D laser scanning is not just for researchers anymore; it is for anyone who wants to build and create new things from older versions. It can be used in many different fields across the globe, and because of that, it is becoming slowly adopted.
Students are using this technology as a study aid. Many forms of 3D laser scanning have been developed into apps they can use anywhere. It creates a way for them to study artifacts and use them as a reference for tests and other projects.
Forensic investigators are using this to gather information on a crime scene and be able to share it as additional evidence in the courtroom. Police are also using this to help prevent traffic accidents and collect information in hopes of stopping more crime.
Doctors are using full-body 3D laser scanning devices to help thoroughly examine patients quickly. This allows them to see below the surface identifying anything that could potentially be harmful to a person. It is done noninvasively, creating a more comfortable atmosphere for a person.
So many people and professions are adopting this technology for a variety of uses, it is one of the best tools on the market. As companies come out with newer versions of 3D laser scanners, more uses will come to light.
3D laser scanning is helping to provide ways for buildings to be restructured and rebuilt quicker. It is giving accurate details of a layout and help prioritize the most critical tasks to the least important tasks. It is creating safer work environments for construction crews who are working on a site. 3D laser scanning is a way for us to create a higher quality of life.