The RE3CAP project consists of 7 Work Packages (1WP-Basic Research. 3WP’s-Industrial Research and 3 WP’s-Experimental development)
WP1: Industrial research . Trial runs of 3D laser scanning of selected ceramic artefacts. Image processing , unfolding and transformation of surface decoration to 2D. Study of image distortions as function of vase curvature. Assessment of results.
WP2: Basic research. Scientific and technological documentation of selected artifacts. Physicochemical analysis of body and surface decoration. Firing techniques, raw materials sourcing and processing, tools and equipment, specialized skill sets. Archaeological documentation of ceramic workshops based on data from excavations and on pictorial representations on ancient vases.
WP3: Experimental development. Using results of WP1 and WP2 design and development of multimedia presentation of ancient ceramic workshop based on simulations of all stages of production. Personalized interactive material (addressing various user groups, schoolchildren, informed adults, ceramists, archaeologists, scientists, public at large) highlighting the technological characteristics of classical Attic pottery.
WP4: Industrial research. Design and development of a service to produce transfer decal prints using authentic ancient ceramic decoration materials (i.e. clay-based paints produced from colloidal suspensions of especially selected natural attic clay, with appropriate particle size).
WP5: Industrial research. Design and development of a “rapid prototyping” service based on 3D printing technology using results of WP1. Trial production of exact shape copies of selected vases appropriately scaled to take into account shrinking.
WP6: Experimental development. Trial run of the low cost innovative reproduction service through integration of results from WP4 and WP5. Wheel throwing of the body using the the 3D printed prototype as guide. Surface processing to accept the transfer of the ceramic decal with decoration. Firing in an oxidizing-reducing oxidizing cycle at appropriate temperatures to achieve the bichrome red-black decoration. Quality control. Techno-economic assessment of reproduction service.
WP7: Experimental development. Dissemination, outreach.