Polytechnic University of Valencia Congress, ARQUEOLÓGICA 2.0 - 8th International Congress on Archaeology, Computer Graphics, Cultural Heritage and Innovation

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RESTAURACIÓN DE VIDRIO ARQUEOLÓGICO: RECONSTRUCCIÓN DE FRAGMENTOS FALTANTES MEDIANTE MODELADO E IMPRESIÓN 3D
Carmen Díaz-Marín, Elvira Aura-Castro

Last modified: 21-09-2016

Abstract


This paper aims the development of the restoration of archaeological glass vessels through 3D modelling and printing techniques of gap areas to aesthetic or reinforcement reasons. Usual reconstruction of gap areas in archaeological glass involves a handmade process that is notoriously complicated and requires a lot of time and patience, also it is common that glass is exposed to a high risk of deterioration due to its fragile and delicate condition. To deal with this problem, in which the risk of damage intensifies when the restoration is undertaken, a non-invasive method to recuperate its losses by 3D virtual modelling and printing techniques is presented. Application of this method avoids manipulation of archaeological objects during reconstruction of its gap areas and also it is an alternative treatment that it is advantageous in this sense.

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