3D modeling

British Museum Now Offers 3D Printed Replicas of Parts of Its Collection

British Museum Now Offers 3D Printed Replicas of Parts of Its Collection

Inspired by the work of University College London and its 3D printing project MicroPasts, funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, the British Museum has been providing 3D models and printable files for anyone on the Sketchfab platform, simplifying the process for casual desktop 3D printer users to print objects on display at the […]

Inspired by the work of University College London and its 3D printing project MicroPasts, funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, the British Museum has been providing 3D models and printable files for anyone on the Sketchfab platform, simplifying the...
Students Use 3D Printing Technology to Interact with Ancient Greek Artifacts at Victoria University of Wellington's Classics Museum

Students Use 3D Printing Technology to Interact with Ancient Greek Artifacts at Victoria University of Wellington's Classics Museum

One of the most important rules that children have drilled into their heads before museum field trips is to not touch the exhibits. But in recent years, 3D scanning and 3D printing technology has helped abolish this rule, and now all sorts of important artifacts and exhibits, from dinosaur fossils and mummies to famous paintings […]

One of the most important rules that children have drilled into their heads before museum field trips is to not touch the exhibits. But in recent years, 3D scanning and 3D printing technology has helped abolish this rule, and now all sorts of important artifacts and...
3Dkolla Has High Standards for 3D Printable Models, Put Together with an AR App

3Dkolla Has High Standards for 3D Printable Models, Put Together with an AR App

3Dkolla, a Greek endeavor with a love for advanced technology, has just launched its first Indiegogo campaign for its high-quality, 3D printable Kolla 3D models. The company offers a small range of well-designed models, capable of being printed with high complexity. The service maximizes 3D printing technology by offering updated modeling, decoration, and games that […]

3Dkolla, a Greek endeavor with a love for advanced technology, has just launched its first Indiegogo campaign for its high-quality, 3D printable Kolla 3D models. The company offers a small range of well-designed models, capable of being printed with high complexity....
Dassault Systèmes Acquires AITAC, Will Fully Integrate its Smart Drawings 3D Software Into Industry Solution Experiences

Dassault Systèmes Acquires AITAC, Will Fully Integrate its Smart Drawings 3D Software Into Industry Solution Experiences

Dassault Systèmes, which announced a partnership with Stratasys at SOLIDWORKS World 2017 this winter and recently opened the new 3DEXPERIENCE Center at Wichita State University, has just acquired Dutch company AITAC BV, which specializes in marine and offshore engineering software. Dassault announced today that it had signed a definitive agreement to acquire AITAC, which will allow the company […]

Dassault Systèmes, which announced a partnership with Stratasys at SOLIDWORKS World 2017 this winter and recently opened the new 3DEXPERIENCE Center at Wichita State University, has just acquired Dutch company AITAC BV, which specializes in marine and offshore...
3D Printing Spotlight On: Poppy Lyttle, Former Education Specialist at MakerBot, Educational Advisor for 3DPrint.com's Design Courses

3D Printing Spotlight On: Poppy Lyttle, Former Education Specialist at MakerBot, Educational Advisor for 3DPrint.com's Design Courses

If you took our month-long, Formlabs-sponsored Beginner Design for 3D Printing course in March, it’s likely that you remember 3D printing educator Poppy Lyttle, the educational advisor for 3DPrint.com’s design courses. The session she taught was called “3D Printing Engineering Principles in Fusion 360,” and she started off by answering questions about Tinkercad, and then moving into a demo […]

If you took our month-long, Formlabs-sponsored Beginner Design for 3D Printing course in March, it’s likely that you remember 3D printing educator Poppy Lyttle, the educational advisor for 3DPrint.com’s design courses. The session she taught was called...
Toy Company Fidgetbase Takes Fidget Spinners Back to Basics with 3D Printing and Affordable STL Files

Toy Company Fidgetbase Takes Fidget Spinners Back to Basics with 3D Printing and Affordable STL Files

As the school year starts wrapping up, it’s time to talk a little more about the year’s hottest toy – or is it a stress reliever and a way to keep kids focused in class? I am obviously talking about the fidget spinner, which usually has two or three paddle-shaped blades attached to a core in […]

As the school year starts wrapping up, it’s time to talk a little more about the year’s hottest toy – or is it a stress reliever and a way to keep kids focused in class? I am obviously talking about the fidget spinner, which usually has two or three...
Two 3D Printing and RC Enthusiasts Release Exclusive Model Designs on Pinshape

Two 3D Printing and RC Enthusiasts Release Exclusive Model Designs on Pinshape

From design contests to helpful guides, there’s always something new and interesting to be found on 3D printable model marketplace Pinshape, which was acquired by Formlabs about a year ago.  There are all sorts of models on the site, including this cool quadcopter by engineer and designer Daniel Norée, of OpenRC Project fame. The project, which […]

From design contests to helpful guides, there’s always something new and interesting to be found on 3D printable model marketplace Pinshape, which was acquired by Formlabs about a year ago.  There are all sorts of models on the site, including this cool...
Lézar3D Collaborates with Quebec Hair Salon to Create and Install Massive 3D Printed Lighting Fixture

Lézar3D Collaborates with Quebec Hair Salon to Create and Install Massive 3D Printed Lighting Fixture

While lamps and other lighting fixtures serve the very basic purpose of illuminating our homes, offices, and other buildings, that doesn’t mean they have to look totally utilitarian. 3D printing technology makes it very easy to customize common household items like doorbell cases, flower pots, and lamps. We’ve seen fun 3D printed lamps designed by […]

While lamps and other lighting fixtures serve the very basic purpose of illuminating our homes, offices, and other buildings, that doesn’t mean they have to look totally utilitarian. 3D printing technology makes it very easy to customize common household items...
Creative England Invests in Whispering Gibbon, Supporting the Launch of Its Patent-Pending 3D Software

Creative England Invests in Whispering Gibbon, Supporting the Launch of Its Patent-Pending 3D Software

British 3D content generation and software development startup Whispering Gibbon, which specializes in freezing and 3D printing video game action with its innovative RenderFab technology, has just received a six-figure investment from not-for-profit company Creative England; this follows on the heels of a six-figure investment round the startup closed in January 2016, led by Northstar […]

British 3D content generation and software development startup Whispering Gibbon, which specializes in freezing and 3D printing video game action with its innovative RenderFab technology, has just received a six-figure investment from not-for-profit company Creative...
Livrea Yachts Partners with Autodesk and SABIC to Manufacture the World's First 3D Printed Yacht

Livrea Yachts Partners with Autodesk and SABIC to Manufacture the World's First 3D Printed Yacht

We’ve seen 3D printed models of yachts, 3D printed yacht parts, and even a decorative jaguar that was 3D printed to grace the bowsprit of a superyacht, but an entirely 3D printed yacht is another story. Italian startup Livrea Yachts, founded by two Sicilian boat builders, is not a stranger to 3D printing: a 1:14 […]

We’ve seen 3D printed models of yachts, 3D printed yacht parts, and even a decorative jaguar that was 3D printed to grace the bowsprit of a superyacht, but an entirely 3D printed yacht is another story. Italian startup Livrea Yachts, founded by two Sicilian boat...
3D Printing News Briefs: April 25, 2017

3D Printing News Briefs: April 25, 2017

In today’s edition of 3D Printing News Briefs, we’re covering everything from business to 3D printing, scanning, modeling, and design. EOS joins a manufacturing alliance, while a 3D printer gets an update and CLIP technology is used to 3D print thousands of small parts. A 3D printing outfit uses 3D scanning technology to cut costs, and […]

In today’s edition of 3D Printing News Briefs, we’re covering everything from business to 3D printing, scanning, modeling, and design. EOS joins a manufacturing alliance, while a 3D printer gets an update and CLIP technology is used to 3D print thousands...
3D Printing Spotlight On: Chelsey Kearney, 3D Model Finisher, Chaos Core Tech

3D Printing Spotlight On: Chelsey Kearney, 3D Model Finisher, Chaos Core Tech

Chelsey Kearney’s husband Garrett, a Pinshape Ambassador who recently judged the Cosplay Design Contest, runs the fun, and informative, 3D design, modeling, and 3D printing Chaos Core Tech YouTube channel, which has over 7,000 subscribers. Every week, Garrett creates a new model, usually of a TV show, movie, or video game character, and 3D prints it. […]

Chelsey Kearney’s husband Garrett, a Pinshape Ambassador who recently judged the Cosplay Design Contest, runs the fun, and informative, 3D design, modeling, and 3D printing Chaos Core Tech YouTube channel, which has over 7,000 subscribers. Every week, Garrett...
3D Design for Everyone, Everywhere: Morphi for Windows Released

3D Design for Everyone, Everywhere: Morphi for Windows Released

3D printing is challenging, but not nearly as much as it was just a few short years ago. Plug-and-play 3D printers with features like auto-leveling, filament monitoring, remote printing and monitoring through Wi-Fi, power failure resume printing, easy dual extrusion systems and water soluble support materials like PVA, have made 3D printing much more accessible […]

3D printing is challenging, but not nearly as much as it was just a few short years ago. Plug-and-play 3D printers with features like auto-leveling, filament monitoring, remote printing and monitoring through Wi-Fi, power failure resume printing, easy dual extrusion...
Ilios 3D: Back from the Edge with Photon 2 3D Printer Testing and New Firmware Resume Function

Ilios 3D: Back from the Edge with Photon 2 3D Printer Testing and New Firmware Resume Function

On the brink of closing its doors forever just a few months ago, Cyprus-based 3D printing company Ilios 3D came back from the edge soon after with a renewed sense of purpose, and its new Ilios Photon 2 DLP 3D printer. Ilios 3D’s founder, CEO, and lead developer Demetris Ruslan Zavorotnitsienko told us last month that the […]

On the brink of closing its doors forever just a few months ago, Cyprus-based 3D printing company Ilios 3D came back from the edge soon after with a renewed sense of purpose, and its new Ilios Photon 2 DLP 3D printer. Ilios 3D’s founder, CEO, and lead developer...
Interactive 3D Model Shows Detailed Topology of California's Oroville Dam Before Spillway Damage

Interactive 3D Model Shows Detailed Topology of California's Oroville Dam Before Spillway Damage

The wonders of 3D modeling can help people create all sorts of things, including topographical maps and puzzles, like this TopoTopo puzzle from HUSH and a 3D printed map of Ireland, created using digital topographic data. 3D topographic models can also be extremely useful as teaching tools, like with these 3D printed volcano models. The […]

The wonders of 3D modeling can help people create all sorts of things, including topographical maps and puzzles, like this TopoTopo puzzle from HUSH and a 3D printed map of Ireland, created using digital topographic data. 3D topographic models can also be extremely...
3D Printed Patient-Specific Heart Models Used in Complex Pediatric Surgeries in China's Hunan Province for the First Time

3D Printed Patient-Specific Heart Models Used in Complex Pediatric Surgeries in China's Hunan Province for the First Time

Time and time again, we see the massive benefits of 3D printing in the medical world. 3D printed patient-specific models of the body’s organs can help surgeons plan out their risky procedures well in advance. It’s one of the benefits we hear a lot about with 3D printing: you can hold 3D printed objects in […]

Time and time again, we see the massive benefits of 3D printing in the medical world. 3D printed patient-specific models of the body’s organs can help surgeons plan out their risky procedures well in advance. It’s one of the benefits we hear a lot about...
3D Printed Ducati and Suzuki RC Motorcycles, with Realistic 3D Printed Rider, are Ready to Race!

3D Printed Ducati and Suzuki RC Motorcycles, with Realistic 3D Printed Rider, are Ready to Race!

One of my very dear friends is a complete motorcycle enthusiast; I think he has two in his garage at the moment. He lives in a state that doesn’t have the kind of cold, snowy winter that I am currently suffering through in Ohio, so he probably gets to hit the open road a lot. We […]

One of my very dear friends is a complete motorcycle enthusiast; I think he has two in his garage at the moment. He lives in a state that doesn’t have the kind of cold, snowy winter that I am currently suffering through in Ohio, so he probably gets to hit the...
British Museum Finally Reveals 3D Printed Face of the 9,500-Year-Old Man Behind the Ancient Jericho Skull

British Museum Finally Reveals 3D Printed Face of the 9,500-Year-Old Man Behind the Ancient Jericho Skull

One of the really cool applications of 3D printing is when it’s used in such a way as to shine a light into the dusty corners of history. It can be used to give a face to a mummy, determine how Australopithecus afarensis Lucy really died, and for projects inspired by the Terracotta Army. Recently, facial reconstruction […]

One of the really cool applications of 3D printing is when it’s used in such a way as to shine a light into the dusty corners of history. It can be used to give a face to a mummy, determine how Australopithecus afarensis Lucy really died, and for projects...
University Professors Design Educational Hybrid Video/Board Game Using HP Sprout

University Professors Design Educational Hybrid Video/Board Game Using HP Sprout

HP announced its user-friendly Sprout 3D Capture Stage scanner back in 2015, and the Sprout Pro was released about a year ago. While HP was busy unveiling the Sprout Pro G2 at CES 2017 this week, two creative and thoughtful educators from Central Michigan University (CMU) have been busy using the platform to reinvent how ecological management is […]

HP announced its user-friendly Sprout 3D Capture Stage scanner back in 2015, and the Sprout Pro was released about a year ago. While HP was busy unveiling the Sprout Pro G2 at CES 2017 this week, two creative and thoughtful educators from Central Michigan University...
earnotz Personalized Earphones, Available on Kickstarter, Are 3D Printed to the Exact Size of Your Ears

earnotz Personalized Earphones, Available on Kickstarter, Are 3D Printed to the Exact Size of Your Ears

From large desktop computers going down to laptops and tablets, learning to embrace the Blu-ray disc if you were once an avid VHS devotee, to the behemoth cell phones of the late 90s, complete with pull-out antennae, shrinking to the size of your hand, bigger does not always mean better when it comes to technology. […]

From large desktop computers going down to laptops and tablets, learning to embrace the Blu-ray disc if you were once an avid VHS devotee, to the behemoth cell phones of the late 90s, complete with pull-out antennae, shrinking to the size of your hand, bigger does not...
Formlabs Engineer Models, 3D Prints 1:25 Scale Model of New Apartment

Formlabs Engineer Models, 3D Prints 1:25 Scale Model of New Apartment

My husband and I moved into our first house about eight years ago, on an abnormally rainy July weekend. Since everything got wet bringing it into the house, all of the furniture was placed on top of old sheets so it could dry without staining the floors. While we sat there, waiting for our tables […]

My husband and I moved into our first house about eight years ago, on an abnormally rainy July weekend. Since everything got wet bringing it into the house, all of the furniture was placed on top of old sheets so it could dry without staining the floors. While we sat...
3D Systems Launches 3D Sprint 2.0 Software, Developed for Their Plastic 3D Printers

3D Systems Launches 3D Sprint 2.0 Software, Developed for Their Plastic 3D Printers

Just a few months after 3D Systems released their Geomagic Control X software for 3D inspection and metrology, they’re at it again, with their official launch of 3D Sprint 2.0 Software. The single software solution was developed for the company’s line of plastic 3D printers and promises to advance 3D printing productivity and print optimization. […]

Just a few months after 3D Systems released their Geomagic Control X software for 3D inspection and metrology, they’re at it again, with their official launch of 3D Sprint 2.0 Software. The single software solution was developed for the company’s line of...
Gambody Reveals Surprise 3D Printed AT-AT Walker in Time for "Rogue One" Movie Release

Gambody Reveals Surprise 3D Printed AT-AT Walker in Time for "Rogue One" Movie Release

Gambody has done it again! The online 3D printing marketplace, which is dedicated to the designing, buying, and selling of 3D printed game models, and who we’ve also enjoyed writing about many other times, tells us that they have joined the Star Wars 3D printing frenzy, just in time for the new standalone Rogue One prequel […]

Gambody has done it again! The online 3D printing marketplace, which is dedicated to the designing, buying, and selling of 3D printed game models, and who we’ve also enjoyed writing about many other times, tells us that they have joined the Star Wars 3D printing...

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