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3D Scanner Buying Guide 2020

3D scanning is now an engrained business process in industry, architecture, quality assurance and reverse engineering. It is, however, quite a difficult process to master. Many different 3D scanning technologies…

3D Printed Orthotics for Kids Reduce Production Times by 40 Percent

In a recent case study released by Moscow-headquartered Thor3D, we see how their Calibry 3D scanner made a huge difference in the production of foot orthotics for children in Germany….

Dinosaurs: First 3D Model of Embryonic Sauropod Reveals New Facial Features

In the eroded badlands of Argentina’s northern Patagonia, sedimented layers of Upper Cretaceous deposits at Auca Mahuevo offer a one of a kind view of the largest nesting site of…

Digital Survey Technology & 3D Printing Used to Create Model of Ancient Mayan Acropolis

Located in the northern Petén Department of Guatemala near the Salsipuedes River, La Blanca is an ancient Mayan settlement, and one of its main archaeological focal points is the Acropolis,…

Thor3D Releases Calibry Mini 3D Scanner for Digitizing Small Objects

Made up of about 50 engineers and mathematicians, Thor3D has been creating and developing handheld 3D scanners since 2015. The international 3D imaging and complex data processing experts that make…

Image-Guided Surgery Solutions from Philips Feature 3D Printing and AR

At the first online meeting of the Foundation Institute of Development and Integration of Health (IDIS) Innovation Committee in Spain, Phillips presented its latest solutions in terms of image-guided surgery,…

Tiny Imaging Scope with 3D Printed Lens Can Scan Inside Blood Vessels

According to Dr. Jiawen Li, Heart Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow at the Institute for Photonics and Advanced Sensing (IPAS) with the University of Adelaide, one person every 19 minutes in the…

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Are 3D Printed Headphones Finally Here? Moondrop’s 3D Printed Earbuds for Professional In-Ear Monitoring

Founded in 2015, China-based Moondrop initially developed earbuds and in-ear headphones. Having had some initial success with products such as ‘VX’ and ‘Liebesleid’, the company gained a reputation for high…

Buddhist Temple Archway Preserved in High Detail with Artec 3D Scanning

Several times over the years, we’ve seen 3D technologies applied to help preserve China’s cultural heritage, from dragons and Buddhist statues to caves and columns. Now, Artec 3D has used…

Improving Forensic Analysis of Skull Fragments with 3D Imaging and FDM

A recent study, conducted by researchers Amber Collings and Katherine Brown at Teeside University in the U.K., analyzed the suitability of specific 3D scanning and modeling techniques in a key…

SHINING 3D Releases Multifunctional, Handheld EinScan Pro HD 3D Scanner

Hangzhou, China-based SHINING 3D is releasing the latest member of its multifunctional, handheld EinScan Pro 3D scanner series, the EinScan Pro HD. Framed as able to accurately capture high resolution…

Thor3D Updates Calibry Nest Software, Improving Workflow for 3D Scanning

Moscow-headquartered Thor3D continues to refine its software and hardware, allowing customers around the globe to continue scanning items at every range, from smaller industrial parts to facial prosthetics, and larger-scale items…

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…

Artec 3D Releases Artec Studio 15 3D Scanning Software for Improved Reverse Engineering

3D hardware and software developer Artec 3D has announced the latest release of its Studio software, Artec Studio 15. The Luxembourg-based company employs a team of experts in the application…

3D Scanning & 3D Printing Used in Digital Workflow to Design & Build Custom Neck Orthosis

Custom orthotics made through conventional manufacturing methods require casting, sculpting, molding, and fitting to be completed before they’re ready for the patient to wear. It can take up to six…

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,…

DiveDesign & Bionic Pets: 3D Printing Custom Prosthetics for Dogs, Ducks, and More

New Jersey product development studio DiveDesign helps clients strategically build brands and products that will shape their industries, offering services such as industrial design, web development, engineering, design research and…

3D Printing News Briefs: April 30, 2020

We’re starting today’s 3D Printing News Briefs talking about some new products – SHINING 3D is announcing its new desktop 3D inspection system, and Recreus has launched a new polypropylene…

China: Analysis of 3D Printed Bolts

Chinese researchers have been investigating more precise ways to create bolts, detailing their findings in the recently published ‘Characterization of 3D printed bolts based on digital image correlation and infrared…

3D Printing News Briefs: April 4, 2020

It’s the first 3D Printing News Briefs of the month! To start with, SelfCAD released a new update, and ACEO is hosting a webinar series about 3D printing with silicones,…

A Star Wars Fan Receives an R2-D2 3D Printed Bionic Arm And A Call From Mark Hamill

Open Bionics is a company located in Bristol, United Kingdom, that develops affordable and assistive devices to enhance the human body. Founded by Samantha Payne and Joel Gibbard in 2014,…

A 3D Printed Prosthesis Helps a Brazilian Mother Recover her “Missing Piece”

Denise Vicentin is a 52-year-old Brazilian mother who lost her right eye due to skin cancer in 2010, which also left her with a gaping hole in her face and…

3D Printing News Briefs: January 30, 2020

In today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, we have some business, education, and arts news to share. Thor3D and Quicksurface have announced a partnership, and Croft Additive Manufacturing is getting funding…

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Optical Metrology: The key to quality control in additive manufacturing

While 3D printing has been around for quite some time, it has only recently come of age as manufacturers are realizing that the technology can be used for more than…