Fixing Artefacts

Course 3D Design

In this mini course, you’ll undertake a series of design challenges to fix broken artefacts using 3D scan data and Tinkercad or Fusion 360 software. After an initial introduction to 3D scanning for preservation and restoration, you will participate in tutorial videos to guide you through 4 challenges. The aim of the challenges is to teach you mesh modelling skills, as well as educate you about the opportunities of 3D scanning and 3D printing for cultural heritage. *With thanks to MyMiniFactory for allowing us to use STL files from their Scan the World initiative. View the course details below and start a free trial to PrintLab today!


Course Difficulty


This course is rated as basic and is suitable for all learners, including complete beginners.

Course Length


The estimated course length is 1 hour. This does not include time to 3D print the artefacts, should you wish to do so.

Equipment Required

  • A laptop or computer with either Tinkercad or Fusion 360 (both options are free for education and hobbyists). We recommend Tinkercad for beginners and those under 13 and Fusion 360 for those over 13.
  • 3D printer and filament (optional)
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The Learning Platform

The course learning platform takes you through a range of informative content and tutorial videos to guide you in manipulating mesh data to repair broken artefacts.

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Teacher Features

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