The extraordinary cave rescue of a junior football team trapped in Tham Luang Nang Non cave in Thailand has gripped people around the world. All 12 boys and their football coach have been rescued after spending 17 days trapped underground with the help from both personnel and international volunteers. Sadly, a former Thai Navy SEAL Sgt. Samarn Kunan lost his life during a mission to deliver oxygen deep inside the tunnels. In memory of the real hero, Mr. Sarawut Khummoonchai, a Thai artist, is building a statue of Sgt. Samarn near the cave.

Recently, Thai media PPTV reported the process of making the statue; the artist used the EinScan-Pro+ multifunctional 3D scanner in conjunction with CNC machines to accelerate the whole production cycle, which was supported by Shining 3D partner Print3Dd.