Replicating an important part of history through 3D printing
One of the earliest homegrown additive manufacturing companies in Singapore, 3D Matters as well as 3D Metalforge, had been helping clients across different industries with diverse requirements in 3D Printing projects such as models, prototypes and industrial end use products. This year, we are especially honoured to be approached for a national project to help bring pieces of history to life for the ‘Singapore Bicentennial’ narrative due to our know-how in 3D Printing.
Our involvement included the detailed 3D scanning, 3D printing, assembly and post processing of some selected museum artefacts that are currently on display at the Pathfinder exhibition at Fort Canning Park. Apart from being a fast and cost-effective method to replicate the models, the true beauty of 3D Printing technology is that it allows the visitors to be able to ‘travel back in time’ via the interactive 3D printed exhibits for a truly immersive and sensory experience. Visitors used their mobile phones to scan over the QR codes for each artefact to either learn more about the item or experience a cool augmented reality (AR) effect that brought the artefact ‘to life’.
As it was such an interesting use of technology, this process was also captured on Episode 11 of Mediacorp Channel 8’s “Frontline”, a Chinese local current affairs program that aired on 14th June. The 1 min clip shows our involvement from the 3D printing to post processing of one of the signature pieces. Here are some screenshots from the program footage:
We would like to take this opportunity to thank the steering committee and its partners for entrusting this part of the Singapore Bicentennial project with us. It has been a real honour to be part of this very meaningful national event and celebration tracing the 200 years since the founding of modern Singapore in 1819!
The event began on 1st June 2019 and is expected to end on 15th September. Hurry! Visit now if you hadn’t got a chance to experience this immersive and stunning exhibition!