Parametric 3D-fitted frames for packaging heritage artefacts

Asla M. Sá, Karina Rodriguez Echavarria, Martin Griffin, Derek Covill, Jaime Kaminski, David Arnold

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Abstract

Packing fragile heritage artefacts is a challenge almost all heritage organisations have to deal with when faced with the task of transporting or storing the artefacts. The packaging solution requires fitting the artefact correctly in order to ensure the protection and safety of the item; but also to be easy and cost effective to produce. Different techniques have been traditionally used, such as double boxing, padding negative spaces and cushioning braces. However, the introduction of 3D technologies for documenting these artefacts enables innovative uses of this data for packaging purposes. Hence, this paper proposes the use of the generative modelling language in order to produce unique 3D-fitted containers for packaging heritage artefacts which fit tightly the artefact, and can be made to be reusable and more durable than traditional packaging solutions. We propose to adopt an octet lattice as a low density internal structure to the proposed container. By combining the parametric package design, 3D meshes acquisition and 3D printing techniques, we present a technology based solution to the traditional problem of protecting these valuable artefacts for transportation and/or storing purposes.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication13th international symposium on virtual reality, archaeology and cultural heritage VAST
Place of PublicationGermany
PublisherEurographics Association
Pages105-112
Number of pages8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 19 Nov 2012
Event13th international symposium on virtual reality, archaeology and cultural heritage VAST - Brighton, UK, 19-21 November, 2012
Duration: 19 Nov 2012 → …

Conference

Conference13th international symposium on virtual reality, archaeology and cultural heritage VAST
Period19/11/12 → …

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© 2012 The Eurographics Association

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    Sá, A. M., Rodriguez Echavarria, K., Griffin, M., Covill, D., Kaminski, J., & Arnold, D. (2012). Parametric 3D-fitted frames for packaging heritage artefacts. In 13th international symposium on virtual reality, archaeology and cultural heritage VAST (pp. 105-112). Eurographics Association. https://doi.org/10.2312/VAST/VAST12/105-112