3d scanning

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…

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…

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…

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?…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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,…

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,…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

3D Imaging Utilized in Study to Prove Genes Influence Facial Appearance

In modern morphology studies, 3D Imaging is one of the very few technologies that grant researchers the ability to conduct in-depth analysis of human facial structures. According to a new…

FARO Releases SCENE 6.1, Offering Superior Management of 3D Laser Scanned Data

In the much less progressive days of yesteryear where the bad guys didn’t have to worry so much about how they looked on camera or who was taking video of…

Thor3D Unveils New “Drake” Wireless and Handheld 3D Scanner

Started by ex-employees of the professional-grade scanning system producer Artec 3D, the Moscow-based 3D imaging company Thor3D has swiftly become a household name in the 3D scanning industry. Earlier this…

3D Scanning Technology Projected to Rise to a $6 Billion Industry by 2022, Focus on Laser Scanners

Where are exact figures and projections when you need them? Just the other day I was working on some information regarding the future of technologies related to 3D printing and…

How Using 3D LIDAR Technology Can Help Keep Our Beaches Litter-Free

Humans continue to produce garbage and waste at unprecedented rates, and sadly much of it ends up in our oceans which promptly deposit great amounts of it on our beaches….