June 2018 – St. Louis’s Soldiers Memorial Military Museum will celebrate a grand reopening with a state-of-the-art, newly renovated facility in November 2018. After the Missouri Historical Society took control of operating and maintaining the museum in 2015, it pursued a $30 million renovation of the exterior and interior, and TWM has assisted in that effort.
Mackey Mitchell Architects is spearheading the project and is committed to maintaining the architectural and historic integrity of this gorgeous art deco building while also bringing it up to modern standards. The Solomon Group is working with Mackey Mitchell to prepare for the museum’s reopening. They contacted TWM to use our 3D laser scanners to help capture the exact data required for a 3D printing company to produce miniature,10-inch replicas of the deco-style statues on the exterior of the building. These miniature reproductions will be used so patrons are able to touch the statues – not just view them.
Many 3D scanning companies probably would have given up on the whole process after running into a stumbling block or two. Not TWM. Our Geospatial team specializes in solving even the most complex technological roadblocks. They didn’t quit until they were able to find the right combination of four different types of software to transfer the data into a format the 3D printing company could use to produce the miniature statues.
Are you having trouble bridging the gap that puts 3D technology to work in a tangible and cost-effective way? If so, TWM’s Geospatial Services Group can help.
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