A Proposed Framework for Affordable CAM Replication in Cultural Heritage

Georgios Korres, Christos Nikolaos Anagnostopoulos, Mohamad Eid

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The digital recording of cultural heritage artifacts and their replication with Computer-Aided Manufacturing (CAM) techniques has found many applications in the cultural heritage (CH) domain, and it is considered paramount. Although subtractive manufacturing comes with a tremendous financial cost since most of the hardware and the software used in the fabrication process are expensive and mainly proprietary. Consequently, many scholars benefit only from the cost-effective, easy-to-use, and prevalent additive manufacturing processes which can serve within certain limitations. In this work, we propose a framework to democratize the subtractive manufacturing processes required to replicate digitally recorded cultural heritage artifacts using open-source/license-free software and hardware tools. We further present an application of the framework by simulating the fabrication process of a laser-scanned bass relief using open-source and license-free CAM software as described in the proposed framework.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number012028
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Issue number1
StatePublished - Apr 28 2022
Event2021 IEEE International Conference on Metrology for Archaeology and Cultural Heritage, MetroArchaeo 2021 - Milan, Italy
Duration: Oct 20 2021Oct 22 2021

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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