From artwork and historic buildings to monuments and other priceless artifacts , technologies like 3D scanning and 3D printing are often called on to help restore and preserve touchstones of history.
A recent example is a 193-year-old sterling silver menorah that belongs to the Mollie and Louis Kaplan Museum of Judaica at Congregation Beth Yeshurun, which houses more than 700 historical pieces dating as far back as the 17th century. Made in Russia in 1827, this menorah stands almost two feet tall, and features eight hinged oil lamps in the form of lions; unfortunately, one of the lions went missing sometime in the last thirty years. Herman Fontenot Dr. Daniel Musher is the curator of the museum, and asked Houston-based service bureau 3D Print Texas for help in restoring the menorah by recreating the eighth lion. What’s interesting about 3D Print Texas is that the business development manager is former NFL football player Herman Fontenot, who was a running back for the Cleveland Browns from 1985 to 1988 and also played for the Green Bay Packers. He moved back home to Texas in 2012, and has been with 3D Print Texas since 2015. Fontenot, along with the rest of […]
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