Stevens Torch Bearers Replica (STBR)

The Torch Bearers is an iconic 16' tall statue presented to Stevens Institute of Technology by sculptor Anna Hyatt Huntington in 1964. The statue symbolizes the passing of knowledge from one generation to the next and is the largest cast Aluminum sculpture in the world. The statue if located on the campus of Stevens Institute of Technology on the lawn in front of the S.C. Williams library.

As part of a summer project I worked with a student to painstakingly scan the statue using a high resolution hand-held structured light scanner. The scans were fused together to generate a detailed 3D model of the statue which was used to create miniature 3D printed replicas of this beloved statue. High resolution prints of the statue are now used as official gifts to special alumni donors and friends of the university.

Statue being scanned by Stephen Walker (undergraduate student)

During scanning process

Individual scans performed over a period of 10 days

Close-up view of fallen torch bearer

Final watertight mesh generated for 3D printing

3D printed Replica (with support material)

Video of replica being printed

3D printed replica

Comparison of a 3D printed replica with actual statue