3D cloning of an archaeological artifact

I would like to introduce an article explaining how a team cloned a 1000-year-old Viking belt buckle with a Handyscan 3D VIUscan laserscanner and a ZPrinter 650 3D printer.

A rough outline of the process is as follows:

1. 3D laser scanning of the item

2. Scanned mesh objects were joined

3. Texturing

4. 3D printing (in full color)

Article here, with description in text and images