Digitization laboratory


This lab is dedicated to the documentation and digitization of artworks and monuments in all three dimensions. Typical results are 3D models, point clouds, orthophotos, digital elevation models, 3D prints, 3D animated clips, 3D still renders etc. We have worked with all sort of materials from textile to metal and soil, of a wide range of sizes from few centimeters archaeological artifacts to large scale archaeological sites and sections of cultural landscapes.

3D laser scanning

For over 12 years we are using 3D laser scanning for the documentation and digitization of artworks based on the time of flight of the laser beam. Our Surphaser Hemispherical HS25 can be deployed on a tripod and is suitable for both indoor and outdoor usage. Optimal working distance is 1,5 – 22 m, being best suited for medium to large objects and building facades. For small objects, we are using the Next Engine HD scanner.


The last few years have brought photogrammetry back into the game of fast reliable digitization methods along with 3D laser scanning or structured light scanning. We have a wide range of photo cameras (full frame and crop sensors), that can also be mounted on our UAV, and dedicated accessories for professional 3D digitization. 3D model resolutions can go up to 0.02 mm with color corrected photo-realistic textures. 

3D printing

We are currently using two 3D printing systems for creating scaled physical replicas of the 3D digitized artworks. One of the systems is powder based and can output color 3D prints without the need of paint layers. The other printer is based on filaments and can output 3D prints at great speed.