cultural heritage

Australia’s Oldest Colonial Built Craft to Be 3D Printed for Exhibit

In November 2018, the well-preserved remains of a boat were unearthed during an excavation at the Barangaroo railway station in Sydney, Australia. The fascinating discovery became one of the most…

3D Printing News Briefs, April 18, 2021: Dyndrite, Carbon, KAUST, Art Institute of Chicago

It’s business and materials for starters in this week’s 3D Printing News Briefs, and then on to 3D printing for cultural heritage. Dyndrite has added two new members to its…

Digital Survey Technology & 3D Printing Used to Create Model of Ancient Mayan Acropolis

Located in the northern Petén Department of Guatemala near the Salsipuedes River, La Blanca is an ancient Mayan settlement, and one of its main archaeological focal points is the Acropolis,…

Buddhist Temple Archway Preserved in High Detail with Artec 3D Scanning

Several times over the years, we’ve seen 3D technologies applied to help preserve China’s cultural heritage, from dragons and Buddhist statues to caves and columns. Now, Artec 3D has used…

More Caves From China’s Yungang Grottoes are Reproduced Thanks to 3D Printing

Archaeology labs, museums, and cultural heritage institutions around the world have been using 3D printing technology to fabricate countless objects and provide access to cultural heritage. Thanks to additive manufacturing,…

Laser Scanning and Cultural Heritage

This is a quick intro to my discovery of laser scanning and metrology applied to the topic of culture heritage.

3D Printing News Briefs: April 28, 2019

We’re getting the business out of the way first, then moving on to awards and rewards in this edition of 3D Printing News Briefs. CECIMO has expressed its approval of…

Spain’s National Archaeological Museum and Acciona Presented The First Romanesque Arch Printed in 3D

Collections of objects are normally exhibited behind enclosed glass displays to prevent people from touching them. Considering these objects are fragile and have a great historical value, museums have to…

3D Printing and 3D Scanning Restore Intricate Artwork to Its Original Beauty

The Opificio delle Pietre Dure in Florence, Italy is one of the most prestigious public institutes in the field, and it is home to some very old works of art…

South Korea Turning World’s Oldest Book of Movable Metal Print into 3D Data for Cultural Celebration

I remember the amazement I felt when, three years ago, I got to see the Latin translation of the Gutenberg Bible, known as the Vulgate, on display at the Library…

3D Printing Technology Used to Create Replicas of Historic Buddhist Statues in China

I re-watched one of my favorite movies this weekend, Hitch, about a New York City dating consultant played by Will Smith. While on an early morning date to Ellis Island…

South Korea’s Cultural Heritage is Available in 3D Printable Format from 3Dupndown

Among 3D printing’s many, many valuable applications, the preservation of history and culture is a big one. 3D scanning and 3D printing have been used to digitally preserve and even…

Beautiful Vietnamese Monument Digitally Preserved in High Detail by VR3D

The combination of 3D scanning and virtual reality technology has an impact that’s almost magical. The technology has become so advanced, so realistic, that it can take us inside places…

A Palace Ceiling, a Winged Bull and a Room Full of History: 3D Printed Replicas of War-Destroyed Artifacts on Display at Roman Colosseum

As ISIS rampages across the Middle East, precious works of art and architecture that have stood for thousands of years have been tragically mowed down in attempts to snuff out…

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…

Dubai’s Museum of the Future Plans for Enormous 3D Printed Database of Ancient Heritage Monuments

Dubai is known as a city of riches and luxury beyond most of our wildest dreams. As the most populated city in the Arab Emirates and one of the very…

CyArk 500 Challenge Gains Momentum in Preserving Cultural Heritage with Artec 3D Scanning Technology

Consideration to posterity is a powerful human motivator. It’s not only that we want to give to future generations, it’s that we want to know they remember us and what was also…

3D Printing Allows Man to Preserve & Replicate a Piece of Family History in Incredible Fashion

The way that this world works is that objects are built up, and then thanks in part to both Mother Nature and human interaction, they break down and return to the…

Peroni Releases 25 3D Printed Bottle Designs Paying Tribute to Italian Culture

Andrea Morgante, an architect at Shiro Studio, and nine other new-wave artists from Italy have worked to reimagine Peroni’s 25cl bottle. The bottles all 3-D printed in white nylon powder…