Infographic: The Role of 3D Technologies in the Art World

Published on July 9, 2024 by Madeleine P.

Additive manufacturing is increasingly gaining popularity in the worlds of art and cultural heritage. Indeed, the wider art sector, which has always been creative and in search of innovations and new conservation techniques, can benefit from 3D technologies in many ways. For example, not only is it possible to create contemporary works of art through the use of additive manufacturing technologies, but also to recreate missing parts of an existing work, restore or modify a painting, statue or an entire historical site. In addition, it is also possible to use 3D scanners to digitally capture and preserve a piece.

There are many museums, for example, that make use of 3D technologies to improve the accessibility and enjoyment of exhibits. In many cases, 3D printing has been instrumental in restoring vandalized or damaged works to their original form. This is possible because 3D printing allows exact, meticulous and faithful reproduction of works and small parts, which is also available quickly and at a reduced cost compared to the use of other reproduction techniques. We have prepared a detailed infographic to bring together the many incredible ways 3D printing is being used in the art world: projects, figures, techniques, and more!

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