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Showing Detroit's Spirit in 3D

May 15, 2014

DEARBORN, Mich.—On Thursday, May 8, 2014, CAM Logic Inc. scanned the Spirit of Detroit statue in front of the Coleman A. Young Municipal building to create a miniature-size statue using 3D printing. The laser scanner, which is composed of two pieces of equipment—the scanner and the tracker—scanned the statute and created a digital model without having to touch the statue in the process.

In order to scan the Spirit of Detroit, CAM Logic placed the tracker at different locations around the spirit, as shown in the image above.

The tracker detected where the laser was, and then “spray painted” the Spirit with a laser scanner until the statue was captured in its entirety.

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