A perfect copy of Michelangelo’s David is the centrepiece of the exhibition itinerary of the Italy Pavilion at Expo Dubai. The perfection of the re-production was achieved through the sophisticated and innovative digitalization techniques made available by Hexagon as the Pavilion’s Silver Sponsor.

Thanks to the partnership agreement between the Italian Commercial Division of the group – world leader in the manufacturing of sensors, software, and independent solutions – and the Italian Commissioner’s Office at Expo Dubai, highly skilled technicians carried out the digitalization process to obtain the data capable of generating the so-called “digital twin” which was later used to make a very high-definition physical copy of the statue. 

This extremely delicate and complex operation, also considering the environment of the Galleria dell’Accademia of Florence which hosts the original David, used two different instruments: a Leica Absolute Tracker AT960 laser tracker and an Aicon StereoScan Neo.


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