Massivit 1800 3D Printer Used to Help Restore Balcony Capitals for Spada Palace in Italy


 


3D printing is often used to help preserve and restore historic artifacts, monuments, and other objects like artwork. While there are beautiful, iconic landmarks and structures all over the world to mark history, many of them start to deteriorate, due to neglect, lack of investment, and sometimes even just from natural causes. In Italy, there are historical buildings almost everywhere you turn, and construction companies are often asked to help restore them, which is costly and time-consuming. But digital printing, interior design, and visual communication business Sismaitalia, recognized that large-format 3D printing could be used to help overcome the bottleneck.

The Spada Palace in Ferrara was built in the 1800s, and originally owned by the Spada family; later, other families inhabited the palace, which is now currently used as a hotel. But its main balcony is in need of some TLC.

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