3d scanning

ScanPyramids Uses 3D Scanning and Virtual Reality to Provide Immersive Learning Experience

ScanPyramids Uses 3D Scanning and Virtual Reality to Provide Immersive Learning Experience

Scientists from the Egypto-international ScanPyramids Project recently uncovered a 30-meter long chamber inside the Great Pyramid of Giza (Khufu Pyramid) and they’re calling it “ScanPyramids Big Void.” This is the first major space found inside the Khufu Pyramid since the nineteenth century. The results were recently published in the journal Nature. With the support of La Fondation Dassault Systèmes and Emissive, the […]

Scientists from the Egypto-international ScanPyramids Project recently uncovered a 30-meter long chamber inside the Great Pyramid of Giza (Khufu Pyramid) and they’re calling it “ScanPyramids Big Void.” This is the first major space found inside the...
Thor3D Introduces Calibration Kit for Drake 3D Scanner to Ensure Accurate Scans Every Time

Thor3D Introduces Calibration Kit for Drake 3D Scanner to Ensure Accurate Scans Every Time

Moscow-based 3D imaging company Thor3D has been taking the 3D scanning industry by storm since it first introduced its handheld Thor 3D Scanner and marking system in 2016. About a year ago, the company released its second handheld scanner, the wireless Drake scanning system, which can capture both small and large objects. The body of […]

Moscow-based 3D imaging company Thor3D has been taking the 3D scanning industry by storm since it first introduced its handheld Thor 3D Scanner and marking system in 2016. About a year ago, the company released its second handheld scanner, the wireless Drake scanning...
Tyr3D: 3D Printing Replacement Car Parts in the Backside of Ireland

Tyr3D: 3D Printing Replacement Car Parts in the Backside of Ireland

When I first came upon the Tyr3D website it was not very confidence inspiring. And I was not exactly a fan of Tyr3D logo either. Yet, I had been assured that they were at the forefront of 3D printing spare car parts. Where everywhere else people just talked about 3D printing replacement car parts, Tyr3D […]

When I first came upon the Tyr3D website it was not very confidence inspiring. And I was not exactly a fan of Tyr3D logo either. Yet, I had been assured that they were at the forefront of 3D printing spare car parts. Where everywhere else people just talked about 3D...
3D Printing Technology is For the Birds: Abyssinian Ground Hornbill Gets 3D Printed Prosthetic Beak

3D Printing Technology is For the Birds: Abyssinian Ground Hornbill Gets 3D Printed Prosthetic Beak

While iterative 3D printing technology is helpful when making 3D printed prosthetics for humans, it’s also been used to give many of our feathered friends a new lease on life. Birds use their beaks to clean their feathers, defend themselves, build nests, and eat, so the consequences can be difficult, and even devastating, for a […]

While iterative 3D printing technology is helpful when making 3D printed prosthetics for humans, it’s also been used to give many of our feathered friends a new lease on life. Birds use their beaks to clean their feathers, defend themselves, build nests, and...
3D Printing News Briefs: September 1, 2017

3D Printing News Briefs: September 1, 2017

For this month’s first edition of 3D Printing News Briefs, we’ll be discussing a little business news, then moving to materials, and finishing with something fun to get your weekend started. Additive Manufacturing Technologies has announced a partnership with Midwest Prototyping, while the Dubai RTA is working with Siemens to produce 3D printed metro parts. […]

For this month’s first edition of 3D Printing News Briefs, we’ll be discussing a little business news, then moving to materials, and finishing with something fun to get your weekend started. Additive Manufacturing Technologies has announced a partnership...
Shining 3D Announces EinScan Software V2.5 with Improvements in the 3D Scanning Experience

Shining 3D Announces EinScan Software V2.5 with Improvements in the 3D Scanning Experience

Founded in 2004, China’s Shining 3D offers 3D solutions to the world, to include equipment for 3D scanning, 3D printing, designing and manufacturing—even including a cloud platform with a completely established network. In the past couple of years they have submitted many applications for different patents for inventions, utility models, software copyrights, and more. As […]

Founded in 2004, China’s Shining 3D offers 3D solutions to the world, to include equipment for 3D scanning, 3D printing, designing and manufacturing—even including a cloud platform with a completely established network. In the past couple of years they have submitted...
3D Scanning with Water: Researchers Introduce New "Dip Transform" Method

3D Scanning with Water: Researchers Introduce New "Dip Transform" Method

There are multiple types of 3D scanners, employing a number of different scanning technologies, but each of those technologies has limitations. Shiny surfaces and black surfaces are notoriously difficult to scan, and it’s often a challenge to capture the entire surfaces of complex objects. A scanner is a very visual tool; it can only scan […]

There are multiple types of 3D scanners, employing a number of different scanning technologies, but each of those technologies has limitations. Shiny surfaces and black surfaces are notoriously difficult to scan, and it’s often a challenge to capture the entire...
3D Scanner Buying Guide 2017

3D Scanner Buying Guide 2017

3D scanning is no simple trick. I know it; I designed a full-body 3D scanning system for iMakr’s New York store in 2014, and though it wasn’t my first foray into 3D printing, it led to many other opportunities. I detailed my system in an Instructable, which was very popular, I’m sure in large part […]

3D scanning is no simple trick. I know it; I designed a full-body 3D scanning system for iMakr’s New York store in 2014, and though it wasn’t my first foray into 3D printing, it led to many other opportunities. I detailed my system in an Instructable,...
3D Printing News Briefs: April 11, 2017

3D Printing News Briefs: April 11, 2017

In today’s edition of 3D Printing News Briefs, we’ll talk about new 3D printing material colors, an industrial fair, how 3D printing technology was used to build brain models, a plant health product, and a carbon positive ceramic bowl, and then wrap things up with a little business news. colorFabb’s newest filament is now available […]

In today’s edition of 3D Printing News Briefs, we’ll talk about new 3D printing material colors, an industrial fair, how 3D printing technology was used to build brain models, a plant health product, and a carbon positive ceramic bowl, and then wrap things...
NASA's Massive James Webb Space Telescope Inspires Out-of-This-World 3D Printed Art

NASA's Massive James Webb Space Telescope Inspires Out-of-This-World 3D Printed Art

Art is always inspired by something – a feeling, an event, a muse. So what can artists come up with when their given muse is a large, technologically advanced telescope? NASA, which has long acknowledged how space exploration can inspire works of art, selected 25 multimedia artists to view the large, infrared James Webb Space Telescope […]

Art is always inspired by something – a feeling, an event, a muse. So what can artists come up with when their given muse is a large, technologically advanced telescope? NASA, which has long acknowledged how space exploration can inspire works of art, selected...
Knockout Concepts Packs a Punch in 3D Scanning Software

Knockout Concepts Packs a Punch in 3D Scanning Software

About a month ago, I was in Columbus, Ohio to see 3D technologies come together in a community-driven project that showcased local brewmasters in the Tap Takeover event spearheaded by Knockout Concepts. The 3D scanning software company turned to nearby IC3D for 3D printing capabilities as well as local artist Kendric Tonn to paint the beer taps […]

About a month ago, I was in Columbus, Ohio to see 3D technologies come together in a community-driven project that showcased local brewmasters in the Tap Takeover event spearheaded by Knockout Concepts. The 3D scanning software company turned to nearby IC3D for 3D...
Twindom Announces Updates to Twinstant Mobile Full-Body 3D Scanner, App User Interface, and Scanning Software

Twindom Announces Updates to Twinstant Mobile Full-Body 3D Scanner, App User Interface, and Scanning Software

I’ve been to a few weddings over the last few years where there was a photo booth. This is a pretty fun option for a number of reasons: it gives the guests something fun to do while waiting for the bridal party to arrive, or if they want to take a break from dancing. It […]

I’ve been to a few weddings over the last few years where there was a photo booth. This is a pretty fun option for a number of reasons: it gives the guests something fun to do while waiting for the bridal party to arrive, or if they want to take a break from...
3D Technologies Salvage Royal Wedding Cake Replica to Help Recreate a Piece of British History

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 bronze sculptures, the university’s own Godiva 2 submarine, and even a murder investigation. But now, 3D scanning and WMG’s research have been used to bring […]

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 bronze sculptures, the university’s own Godiva 2...
Shapeways Shows You How to Create Your Best Self in 3D Print

Shapeways Shows You How to Create Your Best Self in 3D Print

While the 3D printed selfie is still a novelty for most, we’ve seen it emerging in many forms lately from that of candy to superheroes to selfie action footage—just to name a few. Now, Shapeways takes the selfie right down to the user level with ease and affordability.  Brigitte and Astrid from Shapeways explain how […]

While the 3D printed selfie is still a novelty for most, we’ve seen it emerging in many forms lately from that of candy to superheroes to selfie action footage—just to name a few. Now, Shapeways takes the selfie right down to the user level with ease and...
Michigan Engineering Develops New Cyber Manufacturing System to Quickly Design and 3D Print Custom Orthotics and Prosthetics

Michigan Engineering Develops New Cyber Manufacturing System to Quickly Design and 3D Print Custom Orthotics and Prosthetics

In early 2016, the University of Michigan Orthotics and Prosthetics Center (UMOPC) teamed up with Stratasys and Altair Engineering to form the CYBER team, which was funded by America Makes and aimed to leverage 3D printing and Industry 4.0 to make better Ankle Foot Orthotics, and more specifically to address the orthotics needs of veterans. […]

In early 2016, the University of Michigan Orthotics and Prosthetics Center (UMOPC) teamed up with Stratasys and Altair Engineering to form the CYBER team, which was funded by America Makes and aimed to leverage 3D printing and Industry 4.0 to make better Ankle Foot...
3D Brooklyn Creates 3D Printable Prop Replicas for 'Vikings'

3D Brooklyn Creates 3D Printable Prop Replicas for 'Vikings'

It used to be that there were a few channels on TV reserved for documentaries on history, science and natural world. These channels, notably the Science Channel, Discovery Channel, History Channel and National Geographic, in recent years have turned to creating fictional episodic content to draw in more viewers in a highly competitive market. While […]

It used to be that there were a few channels on TV reserved for documentaries on history, science and natural world. These channels, notably the Science Channel, Discovery Channel, History Channel and National Geographic, in recent years have turned to creating...
Hoet and Aoyama Unveil New Line of Custom 3D Printed Eyeglass Frames for Yuniku

Hoet and Aoyama Unveil New Line of Custom 3D Printed Eyeglass Frames for Yuniku

Tomorrow in Munich the doors will open at Opti, an international trade show for optics and design that attracts exhibitors and visitors from around the world. The show, which has been going on for ten years now, will dedicate a portion of its space to looking back at its own history and the groundbreaking products […]

Tomorrow in Munich the doors will open at Opti, an international trade show for optics and design that attracts exhibitors and visitors from around the world. The show, which has been going on for ten years now, will dedicate a portion of its space to looking back at...
Researchers in Guatemala Use LIDAR 3D Scanning in Mirador Basin, Discover Ancient Network of Superhighways

Researchers in Guatemala Use LIDAR 3D Scanning in Mirador Basin, Discover Ancient Network of Superhighways

It’s one thing to use a 3D scanner to scan a person, animal, or object, and use the scan to 3D print an object you can pick up and hold, but it’s quite another to 3D scan something that can’t be seen with the naked eye. 3D scanning can reveal hidden cities beneath dense jungle […]

It’s one thing to use a 3D scanner to scan a person, animal, or object, and use the scan to 3D print an object you can pick up and hold, but it’s quite another to 3D scan something that can’t be seen with the naked eye. 3D scanning can reveal hidden...
Ponta Scan Software: Professional Quality Scans from Household 3D Scanners

Ponta Scan Software: Professional Quality Scans from Household 3D Scanners

The tech and 3D printing worlds sure love their Kickstarter campaigns, and what’s not to love? From virtual reality 3D design software, to 3D printed robots and 3D printed tools, to 3D printers themselves, the extremely popular crowdfunding platform states that their mission is to “help bring creative projects to life.” Tens of thousands of […]

The tech and 3D printing worlds sure love their Kickstarter campaigns, and what’s not to love? From virtual reality 3D design software, to 3D printed robots and 3D printed tools, to 3D printers themselves, the extremely popular crowdfunding platform states that...
Shapeways 3D Scans Famous Brooklyn Pig

Shapeways 3D Scans Famous Brooklyn Pig

Shapeways recently took a field trip to a Brooklyn hardware store, but not to buy anything for a home improvement project. They were on a mission to visit Crest Hardware, to 3D scan their famous Garden Keeper, Franklin the miniature potbellied pig, and his dad Joe! They documented the whole encounter on Facebook Live. This isn’t […]

Shapeways recently took a field trip to a Brooklyn hardware store, but not to buy anything for a home improvement project. They were on a mission to visit Crest Hardware, to 3D scan their famous Garden Keeper, Franklin the miniature potbellied pig, and his dad Joe!...
3D Printing: The Stories We Missed This Week — November 19, 2016

3D Printing: The Stories We Missed This Week — November 19, 2016

On this week’s edition of “3D Printing: The Stories We Missed This Week,” we’ve got a whole array of stories from around the industry, from pizza-delivering drones to startup challenge winners. For starters, the Chinese global technology company Shining 3D became an official supporter of MyMiniFactory’s “Scan the World” initiative. Sigma Labs entered a partnership […]

On this week’s edition of “3D Printing: The Stories We Missed This Week,” we’ve got a whole array of stories from around the industry, from pizza-delivering drones to startup challenge winners. For starters, the Chinese global technology company Shining 3D became an...
The Beastcam Will Use 3D Imaging to Document Every Animal Species on Earth

The Beastcam Will Use 3D Imaging to Document Every Animal Species on Earth

You may be surprised to know just how often 3D technology is able to help in saving the lives of innocent animals. Whether you are an all-out vegan, PETA-loving activist for animals, or just a more laid-back lover of all creatures, we can all generally come together to agree that if testing on animals could be […]

You may be surprised to know just how often 3D technology is able to help in saving the lives of innocent animals. Whether you are an all-out vegan, PETA-loving activist for animals, or just a more laid-back lover of all creatures, we can all generally come together...
3D Printing: The Stories We Missed This Week — November 12, 2016

3D Printing: The Stories We Missed This Week — November 12, 2016

On this week’s edition of “The Stories We Missed This Week”, we’ve got news that spans from the animated universe of Rick and Morty to South Korea. For starters, one die-hard fan of the intergalactic animated comedy Rick and Morty utilized 3D printing to create the “Pass the Butter” robot found in the show. The Melbourne, […]

On this week’s edition of “The Stories We Missed This Week”, we’ve got news that spans from the animated universe of Rick and Morty to South Korea. For starters, one die-hard fan of the intergalactic animated comedy Rick and Morty utilized 3D printing to create the...
How One Company is Defeating Obesity with 3D Printing-Based Bariatric Procedures

How One Company is Defeating Obesity with 3D Printing-Based Bariatric Procedures

BioSculpture Technology, a company led by New York Downtown Hospitals and the Presbyterian New York affiliated plastic surgeon Robert Cucin, recently revealed that the 3D printing technology has allowed the firm to develop an innovative line of surgical instruments for obesity treatment. Liposuction, a surgical procedure that involves the removal of excess fat deposits in […]

BioSculpture Technology, a company led by New York Downtown Hospitals and the Presbyterian New York affiliated plastic surgeon Robert Cucin, recently revealed that the 3D printing technology has allowed the firm to develop an innovative line of surgical instruments...
Human Cloning in 3D Printed Zoetropes

Human Cloning in 3D Printed Zoetropes

Okay, now that I have your attention with the click-bait (sorry, but it’s for the best) – it’s not human cloning in the sense of creating other humans directly from DNA but rather a clever device that uses 3D printing to create the impression of animated miniature copies of an individual person. The way a zoetrope […]

Okay, now that I have your attention with the click-bait (sorry, but it’s for the best) – it’s not human cloning in the sense of creating other humans directly from DNA but rather a clever device that uses 3D printing to create the impression of...