The Museo Arqueológico Insular de Fuerteventura sent us a 3d file with two fragments of a skull scanned.

They wanted to exhibit this piece in their rooms, and they needed us to make a custom display stand for this function.

The first thing we did was get the 3d impression of the two fragments of the skull so that we could study, already with the physical models, how we could propose the support structure to expose the whole. As the fragments had irregular surfaces and unbalanced weights, it was necessary to carefully analize wich points of contact would be the most suitable to obtain a safe, simple, and as discreet as possible display.






Once we had the design of the tree structure drawn, we proceeded to cut some functional prototypes with dm board, to gradually adjust the distance and height of each point of contact using the skull model we had printed.





Once checked that the structure was working on a practical level, and that the skull was holding on securely, and in the correct position, we proceeded to cut the final display with transparent perspex.






The dispaly was sent to the client, and it seems that the original fragments of the skull fit perfectly into it. You can already see the skull on display in the museum rooms in Fuerteventura.





 
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