Three Suits of Armor 3D Scanned by Metropolitan Museum of Art for Artist’s Public Installation

Normally, the first thing that pops into my head when someone mentions 3D printed suits of armor is the beautiful work by Melissa Ng…unless, of course, we’re talking about armor…

Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site to Be Made Available to Public for 3D Printing

Museums are wonderful cultural institutions and learning opportunities, but they’re limited in their reach, only available to locals or those able to visit. 3D scanning and printing are changing that,…

3D Technologies Salvage Royal Wedding Cake Replica to Help Recreate a Piece of British History

Researchers with the University of Warwick, and the university’s Warwick Manufacturing Group (WMG), have been called on to offer their 3D scanning and 3D printing services before, with mysterious Renaissance…

Shining 3D Wins Prestigious Electronics Award, Invites the World to Share Art Through 3D Scanning

It’s been a good year for Chinese 3D printer and scanner manufacturer Shining 3D. They began the year by introducing two new products, and in recent months they expanded their…

Sorry, That Story About Covertly 3D Scanning the Bust of Nefertiti with a Kinect is a Fake

With modern 3D scanning and 3D printing technology, the entire world could be exposed to the wonders of antiquity, yet most museums continue to make available only a select few…

Defiance with a Purpose: Two Determined Artists Scan a 3,300 Year-Old Nefertiti Bust & Share 3D Files with the World

Truly understanding ancient Egypt is a never-ending source of challenge and fascination, not only for archaeologists, but for people around the world. And while names such as Tut and Cleopatra…

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…

New Zealand Scientists Bring Extinct Birds Back Through 3D Scanning

The extinction of a species is a heartbreaking thought, especially when you consider that some of our most beloved species, like monarch butterflies, frogs and toads, and bats are threatened,…

Shining 3D Donates 3D Scanning & Printing Technology to Iraq for Preservation of Ancient Babylon

While 3D printing is just grabbing the attention of the mainstream public, many of the companies we see working on innovative, complex projects today have been a part of the…

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