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Making History Accessible: 3D Scanning, 3D Printing and Forensics Archaeology Recreate the Face of the Lady of Cao

While many say that 3D printing is the technology of the future, it’s often used as a gateway to the past, making ancient history more accessible to everyone. The technology…

Archaeology Students at USQ Benefit from 3D Printing

Archaeology Students at USQ Benefit from 3D Printing

July 29, 2016

Professors Bryce Barker and Ken Uda of the University of Southern Queensland note that 3D printing has made its way into archaeology classes, offering students the opportunity to get more…

Wessex Archaeology 3D Scans and Prints Two Shipwrecks from Underwater Archaeological Sites in UK

There’s no denying that the value of 3D printing has grown immensely throughout a wide range of industries over time, but one field I personally feel isn’t alluded to enough…

Archaeology Preserves All Kinds of History: Professor 3D Scans the World’s Oldest Ham and Peanut

I’ve always considered expiration dates to be guidelines more than rules. A limited budget plus an almost obsessive aversion to wasting everything has led me to consume some things probably beyond…

3D Printing Extinct Animals: The Passenger Pigeon in the Age of Digital Zooarchaeology

Every school child learns about the extinction of the passenger pigeon. It is one of the great, representative stories of man’s hubris and carelessness. The pigeons once took to the…

Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, 3D Scans Artifacts And Posts Them on The Internet For Full Viewing

As an adult that is extremely interested in Egyptian history, I am constantly trying to find museums that house some of the artifacts from Ancient Egypt. Everything about Egypt interests…

Australia’s Oldest Colonial Built Craft to Be 3D Printed for Exhibit

In November 2018, the well-preserved remains of a boat were unearthed during an excavation at the Barangaroo railway station in Sydney, Australia. The fascinating discovery became one of the most…

Polyga Releases Professional Handheld H3 3D Scanning System

In 2018, Polyga Inc., a Canadian developer of 3D scanning and mesh processing technologies, introduced its HDI Contact series of easy-to-use 3D scanners. Now, the company has released its new…

More Caves From China’s Yungang Grottoes are Reproduced Thanks to 3D Printing

Archaeology labs, museums, and cultural heritage institutions around the world have been using 3D printing technology to fabricate countless objects and provide access to cultural heritage. Thanks to additive manufacturing,…

Laser Scanning and Cultural Heritage

This is a quick intro to my discovery of laser scanning and metrology applied to the topic of culture heritage.

University of Montana: Analyzing Accuracy of 3D Printed Femurs for Forensic Anthropology and Bioarchaelogy

Thesis student Myriah Adonia Jo Allen (University of Montana) discusses not only the implications of 3D scanning and 3D printing overall, but more specifically, how important the technology of 3D…

Overcoming Daylight 3D Scanning Limitations with RealSense and Dot3D

When the Massachusetts Department of Transportation began an extensive rehabilitation of the historic Longfellow Bridge from Boston to Cambridge in 2012, Swedish multinational construction and development company Skanska began using…

A New Ally for Preserving Cultural Heritage: Realistic 3D Printed Models

Extensive destruction has taken its toll on history, but for the last few years, some archaeological sites that have been looted, ravaged and eroded are getting a second chance thanks…

Google, Stratasys and CyArk Use 3D Scanning and 3D Printing to Preserve Cultural Heritage

Google Arts and Culture is collaborating with Stratasys and non-profit CyArk to preserve 3D scans and 3D prints of some of the world’s most cherished heritage sites. Google’s Open Heritage Project lets you…

How Accurate is 3D Printing for Reconstructing Forensic Evidence?

More than one crime, including multiple murders, has been solved with help from 3D printing, as the technology can help recreate forensic evidence. But in a new study entitled “A…

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