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Terracotta Warrior

Designblok was commissioned by the University’s specialist conservation unit, Crick Smith. Crick Smith had been contracted by a business man from Nottingham to repair and conserve a range of artefacts based on the Terracotta Warriors from the Shaanxi province in Xian, China. 

Scanning and the digital fabrication of a new unique Terracotta Warriors head

Unfortunately, one of the 3 Warriors was missing its head and this is where Designblok were called in to use its scanning and digital fabrication technologies to create a third unique head. Designblok started off by scanning in the two existing heads and then working with its CAD specialists to morph a new unique head. Small heads were then printed out to test various surface finishes before printing out a full sized head and applying various surface treatments to replicate a terracotta look and feel.