Beyond turbomachinery, the Whittle Lab GOM scanner has been used for the study of other subjects – even archaeology!

Published on Nov 14, 2018

In 2018, researchers from UCL scanned about 200 casts of teeth from Victorian skeletons.  The aim is to create a database to allow the lifestyle and diet of older specimens to be inferred from tooth wear patterns.

The GOM scanner was funded by an EPSRC CDT Capital Equipment Grant and is part of our rapid testing capability. During the MRes year, students use the 3D printer and GOM scanner during the Compressor mini-project to manufacture prototype parts and check their accuracy. For more information on the GOM scanner, including how to apply to use the facility, click here.

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