Parametric 3D-fitted frames for packaging heritage artefacts


As of July 2018 University of Brighton Repository is no longer updated. Please see our new repository at

Sá, Asla M., Rodriguez Echavarria, Karina, Griffin, Martin, Covill, Derek, Kaminski, Jaime and Arnold, David (2012) Parametric 3D-fitted frames for packaging heritage artefacts In: 13th international symposium on virtual reality, archaeology and cultural heritage VAST, Brighton, UK, 19-21 November, 2012.

[img] Text
egauthorguidelines-vast2012-fin.pdf - Published Version
Restricted to Registered users only

Download (2MB)


Packing fragile heritage artefacts is a challenge almost all heritage organisations have to deal with when faced with the task of transporting or storing the artefacts. The packaging solution requires fitting the artefact correctly in order to ensure the protection and safety of the item; but also to be easy and cost effective to produce. Different techniques have been traditionally used, such as double boxing, padding negative spaces and cushioning braces. However, the introduction of 3D technologies for documenting these artefacts enables innovative uses of this data for packaging purposes. Hence, this paper proposes the use of the generative modelling language in order to produce unique 3D-fitted containers for packaging heritage artefacts which fit tightly the artefact, and can be made to be reusable and more durable than traditional packaging solutions. We propose to adopt an octet lattice as a low density internal structure to the proposed container. By combining the parametric package design, 3D meshes acquisition and 3D printing techniques, we present a technology based solution to the traditional problem of protecting these valuable artefacts for transportation and/or storing purposes.

Item Type: Contribution to conference proceedings in the public domain ( Full Paper)
Additional Information: © 2012 The Eurographics Association
Subjects: J000 Technologies > J500 Materials Technology not otherwise specified > J590 Materials technology not elsewhere classified
DOI (a stable link to the resource): 10.2312/VAST/VAST12/105-112
Depositing User: Converis
Date Deposited: 08 Jan 2013 09:43
Last Modified: 25 Feb 2015 12:08

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item


Downloads per month over past year