Designblok’s stand was one of more than 40 scientific workshops, talks and exhibitions that took place as part of the action-packed LiGHTS Nights (Lincoln - Get Hold of Tech and Science) event, Here people of all ages were invited to learn more about research projects that are changing the world we live in today and how science and technology impacts on our daily lives. This event was led by former Channel 4’s ‘Time Team’ member Carenza Lewis, Professor for the Public Understanding of Research at the University of Lincoln. She explained “This day-long event represents a unique opportunity for the public to meet our researchers and find out what they really do for society, in interactive and engaging ways,”.
At this event Designblok was able to demonstrate how their 3D full colour scanning technologies, in conjunction with their 3D printing facilities, is capable of producing lifelike full scale replicas of historic artefacts from small items up to full size statues such as the Terracotta Warriors.
Designblok Business Development Manager, Mike Poole states “We are constantly developing our expertise with 3D scanning and replication technologies and Designblok, with our partners in Lincoln Conservation, are constantly researching new methods for the recording and preservation of historic artefacts as well as using them for more traditional applications of reverse engineering components and products for businesses”.
The European Researchers' Night initiative is funded by the European Commission under the Marie Sklodowska-Curie actions. LiGHTS Nights 2016 was Lincoln’s first participation in the initiative and Designblok are already looking forward to taking part again in 2017.
Posted on October 20, 2016