3d printed artifacts

Visualizing & Exhibiting Anthropology: VCU Students 3D Scan, Print & Hand Paint Hundreds of Artifacts for Virginia Museum of Natural History Exhibit

3D scanning and printing allow us to come face to face with the future. After decades of talk about space age technologies, the wave of the future, and the technology…

Unlocking the Mystery of the Jamestown Graves with 3D Printing

A few years back, archaeologists digging beneath a church built in 1608 found the site of four graves near Jamestown, Virginia. The vagaries of time and nature had left little…

Artec3D & Threeding 3D Scan Artifacts at Stara Zagora Museum, Make 3D Models Available to Public

The incredible innovations offered by 3D scanning, digital design, and 3D printing have launched us into the future in many areas, from the world of art and design to manufacturing and industry…

3D Scanning Technology Creates a Virtual Reality Model of Medieval Bone Crypt

The University of Sheffield’s Department of Archaeology has joined forces with the school’s Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) and Boeing in a very unusual joint effort. They’re using 3D scanning…

Ninth Grade Students Create a 3D Printed Biographical Timeline of WWII

Often times when a teacher tells a student that they are going to be doing a fun assignment, the students know that whatever is next is going to be a…

Paper-Based 3D Printing Used to Reconstruct Bust of 11th Century Cambodian King

There are, for varying reasons, always those willing to attempt to wipe history from memory by destroying artifacts and documents to serve their purposes. Some artifacts are lost to natural…

Artec & Threeding Partner Again to 3D Scan Eastern Orthodox Religious Artifacts–Available for 3D Printing

While 3D printing has been a boon, a catalyst, and the foundation for producing many enormous changes and innovations throughout the world, the progressive technology also serves great purpose in…

Here’s Last Month’s Most Downloaded 3D Printable Models From SketchFab

A 3D model website with over 200,000 different models, Sketchfab is becoming more popular for companies and individuals looking for 3D printable content. This is Sketchfab’s most popular, downloadable, 3D…

WASP Uses 3D Printed Models to Recreate Casts of the Fallen at Pompeii in 79 A.D.

The ancient city of Pompeii sat on 160 idyllic acres before it was covered in a flood of volcanic ash as Mt. Vesuvius delivered the final blow in 79 A.D. with one…

3D Printing Reconstructs Destroyed 685-Year-Old Tomb of Scottish King Robert the Bruce

3D printing has been making its mark in museums and historical institutions over the past couple of years. We’ve seen it used to virtually ‘back up’ museum artifacts, hence allowing…

3D Printed Artifacts Help Schoolchildren “Dig” Archeology

Educators know how valuable experiences that are “hands-on” or “in the field” can be for children or students of any age. Reading about a topic is one thing, but learning about…

3D Printed Full Size Replicas of Stonehenge, Atlantis, and More? One Engineer Has a Grand Plan

He is known for his 3D printed castle which made headlines all around the globe this past August. However, as we reported earlier this week, Andrey Rudenko is just beginning to…

Mercer University Electronics Tech Looks to Create a 3D Printable Database of Ancient Artifacts

Over the past several months, we have found that the process of taking ancient artifacts and creating digitized replicas of them is becoming much more common. These digital replicas may…

European Museums Set to See Their Artifacts Become 3D Printable With Artec Group / Threeding Partnership

Back in May, we reported on a 3D design marketplace, Threeding. They had begun scanning and uploading 3D printable models of Egyptian Archaeology to their marketplace, allowing anyone with a…