facial reconstruction

Using 3D Technology to Recreate the Lost Faces of Herculaneum

Using 3D Technology to Recreate the Lost Faces of Herculaneum

After 800 years of silence, Mount Vesuvius came dramatically to life in August of 79 CE, belching forth deadly gas, molten rock, and searing volcanic ash onto those unfortunate enough to occupy the surrounding towns during its first day of eruption. The following night a pyroclastic surge barreled through the town of Herculaneum at speeds […]

After 800 years of silence, Mount Vesuvius came dramatically to life in August of 79 CE, belching forth deadly gas, molten rock, and searing volcanic ash onto those unfortunate enough to occupy the surrounding towns during its first day of eruption. The following...
Cold Case Closed: HVAMC at SUNY New Paltz Utilizes 3D Scanning and 3D Printing to Replicate a Murder Victim's Skull

Cold Case Closed: HVAMC at SUNY New Paltz Utilizes 3D Scanning and 3D Printing to Replicate a Murder Victim's Skull

3D printing can help with a lot of things these days: making medical models, finding the perfect gift, getting a head start on the race track, and even solving crimes. 3D scanning and 3D printing has helped with the skull reconstructions of homicide victims on several occasions, most recently in a cold case in Ohio, not too […]

3D printing can help with a lot of things these days: making medical models, finding the perfect gift, getting a head start on the race track, and even solving crimes. 3D scanning and 3D printing has helped with the skull reconstructions of homicide victims on several...
3D Printing News Briefs: March 31, 2017

3D Printing News Briefs: March 31, 2017

Happy Friday! In today’s edition of 3D Printing News Briefs, we’re starting with business in the front and medical 3D printing in the back, with the Women Startup Challenge Europe and post-processing in the middle. 3DS added two new members to its Board of Directors, while Sigma Labs entered into a new commercial agreement with […]

Happy Friday! In today’s edition of 3D Printing News Briefs, we’re starting with business in the front and medical 3D printing in the back, with the Women Startup Challenge Europe and post-processing in the middle. 3DS added two new members to its Board of...
FDA Approved: OssDsign AB Will Now Offer 3D Printed Cranial Implant Technology in US

FDA Approved: OssDsign AB Will Now Offer 3D Printed Cranial Implant Technology in US

While the impacts of 3D printing are being seen around the world and in nearly every major industry, it’s hard to imagine what could be more important than the progress we are seeing in the medical field today. With the opportunities to customize medical devices, implants, and much more, medical professionals are able to offer […]

While the impacts of 3D printing are being seen around the world and in nearly every major industry, it’s hard to imagine what could be more important than the progress we are seeing in the medical field today. With the opportunities to customize medical...
Ohio Cold Case Update: Jane Doe Identified and Alleged Killers Behind Bars, Thanks to 3D Printing and Facial Reconstruction

Ohio Cold Case Update: Jane Doe Identified and Alleged Killers Behind Bars, Thanks to 3D Printing and Facial Reconstruction

Last month, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine and the Greene County Sheriff’s Office released images of a 3D printed, reconstructed head and face of an unidentified woman whose skeletal remains were found this summer, not terribly far from where I live in Dayton. The remains were discovered in the woods in Spring Valley Township, and […]

Last month, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine and the Greene County Sheriff’s Office released images of a 3D printed, reconstructed head and face of an unidentified woman whose skeletal remains were found this summer, not terribly far from where I live in...
British Museum Finally Reveals 3D Printed Face of the 9,500-Year-Old Man Behind the Ancient Jericho Skull

British Museum Finally Reveals 3D Printed Face of the 9,500-Year-Old Man Behind the Ancient Jericho Skull

One of the really cool applications of 3D printing is when it’s used in such a way as to shine a light into the dusty corners of history. It can be used to give a face to a mummy, determine how Australopithecus afarensis Lucy really died, and for projects inspired by the Terracotta Army. Recently, facial reconstruction […]

One of the really cool applications of 3D printing is when it’s used in such a way as to shine a light into the dusty corners of history. It can be used to give a face to a mummy, determine how Australopithecus afarensis Lucy really died, and for projects...
Facial Reconstruction Experts Release Digital 3D Images of Robert the Bruce

Facial Reconstruction Experts Release Digital 3D Images of Robert the Bruce

Robert the Bruce, who defeated England’s Edward II in the early 1300s and brought about Scotland’s independence, is back in the 3D printing news headlines again, a little over a year after his almost 700-year-old destroyed tomb was reconstructed and 3D printed. Facial reconstruction experts with Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU) recently completed a two-year project in collaboration […]

Robert the Bruce, who defeated England’s Edward II in the early 1300s and brought about Scotland’s independence, is back in the 3D printing news headlines again, a little over a year after his almost 700-year-old destroyed tomb was reconstructed and 3D...
3D Printing and Forensic Reconstruction Put to Work in Ohio Cold Case

3D Printing and Forensic Reconstruction Put to Work in Ohio Cold Case

We’ve seen 3D printing used in facial reconstruction before. A lot of times the technology is used to learn more about the bones of not only the skull, but also the body, from long-gone historical figures, like with Lucy, the famous Australopithecus afarensis, or a centuries-old skull from the Battle of Culloden. It can also be of […]

We’ve seen 3D printing used in facial reconstruction before. A lot of times the technology is used to learn more about the bones of not only the skull, but also the body, from long-gone historical figures, like with Lucy, the famous Australopithecus...
Brazilian Cancer Patient Receives 3D Printed Facial Prosthetic Created Using Smartphone App

Brazilian Cancer Patient Receives 3D Printed Facial Prosthetic Created Using Smartphone App

The grief and sorrow that cancer causes around the world on a daily basis is one that most everyone understands, as nearly all of us have been touched by the dreadful disease. While it can affect the human body with so many different forms of pain and suffering, the goal of each patient is usually […]

The grief and sorrow that cancer causes around the world on a daily basis is one that most everyone understands, as nearly all of us have been touched by the dreadful disease. While it can affect the human body with so many different forms of pain and suffering, the...
The Lord of Sipán: 3D Scanning and Modeling Recreate the Face of Ancient Peruvian Royal

The Lord of Sipán: 3D Scanning and Modeling Recreate the Face of Ancient Peruvian Royal

No one really knows what happened to the Moche civilization, which populated Peru between the years 1 and 800 CE. They were artistically and architecturally advanced, with several monuments and even pyramids still standing today as a testament to the culture’s skill and talent. They were also a rather violent people, as archaeologists have discovered […]

No one really knows what happened to the Moche civilization, which populated Peru between the years 1 and 800 CE. They were artistically and architecturally advanced, with several monuments and even pyramids still standing today as a testament to the culture’s...
3D Printing: The Stories We Missed This Week — September 3, 2016

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

From major business acquisitions to exploding rockets, it’s been quite a wild and bumpy ride into the weekend. Here’s a look back at some of the news that we didn’t manage to cover in full this week. For starters, Autodesk 3D printed a new high-performance prosthetic limb for German Paralympian Denise Schindler. A research team from […]

From major business acquisitions to exploding rockets, it’s been quite a wild and bumpy ride into the weekend. Here’s a look back at some of the news that we didn’t manage to cover in full this week. For starters, Autodesk 3D printed a new high-performance prosthetic...
Maidstone Museum to Use 3D Printing to Help Reconstruct 2,500-Year-Old Mummy

Maidstone Museum to Use 3D Printing to Help Reconstruct 2,500-Year-Old Mummy

Although many of the world’s ancient treasures and artifacts have been recklessly destroyed or lost in the winds of time, those that we have been fortunate enough to keep unscathed possess immeasurable value and vital knowledge on the early days of humanity. As you may have noticed in some of our recent articles, one new-age […]

Although many of the world’s ancient treasures and artifacts have been recklessly destroyed or lost in the winds of time, those that we have been fortunate enough to keep unscathed possess immeasurable value and vital knowledge on the early days of humanity. As you...
Cancer Survivor with 3D Printed Jaw Prosthesis Feels Good About Life Again, Inspires Doctor & 3D Designer

Cancer Survivor with 3D Printed Jaw Prosthesis Feels Good About Life Again, Inspires Doctor & 3D Designer

I’m probably not the only one who as a child more than once shouted, “That’s not fair!” receiving in return the frequent and typical parental response: “Well, life’s not fair.” The gravity of that frustrating statement can’t really kick in, however, until you’ve lived long enough to experience the curveballs, some minor—and some simply terrible—with […]

I’m probably not the only one who as a child more than once shouted, “That’s not fair!” receiving in return the frequent and typical parental response: “Well, life’s not fair.” The gravity of that frustrating statement can’t really kick in, however, until you’ve lived...
Plastic Surgeon Uses 3D Printing to Reconstruct Damaged Faces

Plastic Surgeon Uses 3D Printing to Reconstruct Damaged Faces

Unless you are an unbearable egomaniac or are blind, you have looked in the mirror at some point in your life and been unhappy with something you’ve seen. Usually it’s a detail like a blemish or maybe even just a dissatisfaction with something you perceive as crooked or the wrong size or one of any number of […]

Unless you are an unbearable egomaniac or are blind, you have looked in the mirror at some point in your life and been unhappy with something you’ve seen. Usually it’s a detail like a blemish or maybe even just a dissatisfaction with something you perceive...
3D Technology Helps French Forensic Artist Reconstruct Head of 17th Century Plague Victim

3D Technology Helps French Forensic Artist Reconstruct Head of 17th Century Plague Victim

Thomas Craven wasn’t much different than most young adult children of well-to-do Londoners. He was brought up in a privileged, protected environment and his parents had high hopes for him. Thomas, who was born around 1618 and was one of five children in a family that had originated in Yorkshire but moved to London, went […]

Thomas Craven wasn’t much different than most young adult children of well-to-do Londoners. He was brought up in a privileged, protected environment and his parents had high hopes for him. Thomas, who was born around 1618 and was one of five children in a family that...
Editor's Choice: 15 of the Coolest 3D Printing Stories of 2015

Editor's Choice: 15 of the Coolest 3D Printing Stories of 2015

2015 has been quite a year. Personally, I’ve loved it; I got married, bought a house, hit a milestone birthday, and became editor-in-chief of this great site. I’m almost sad to see 2015 winding down (only a few hours left!) but I’m hopeful that the momentum that this year has provided will propel 2016 right […]

2015 has been quite a year. Personally, I’ve loved it; I got married, bought a house, hit a milestone birthday, and became editor-in-chief of this great site. I’m almost sad to see 2015 winding down (only a few hours left!) but I’m hopeful that the...
What Did Jesus of Nazareth Really Look Like? 3D Modeling Helps an Anthropologist Get Closer to the Truth

What Did Jesus of Nazareth Really Look Like? 3D Modeling Helps an Anthropologist Get Closer to the Truth

I went to Catholic school for twelve years, so I was often surrounded by pictures of Jesus. His likeness was depicted by a variety of artists, in a variety of styles, but most of the images seemed to have one thing in common: they showed Jesus as a light-skinned, often fair-haired man who sometimes had […]

I went to Catholic school for twelve years, so I was often surrounded by pictures of Jesus. His likeness was depicted by a variety of artists, in a variety of styles, but most of the images seemed to have one thing in common: they showed Jesus as a light-skinned,...
Thanks to 3D Printing, a Badly Burned Young Boy Has a New Nose

Thanks to 3D Printing, a Badly Burned Young Boy Has a New Nose

Six years ago, a nine-year-old boy named Dalan Jennet fell from a tree onto a live power line, badly burning his entire face. Doctors were able to save him, but the Marshall Islands boy lost most of his vision and was left without a nose. Traumatized, he stopped going to school and spent most of […]

Six years ago, a nine-year-old boy named Dalan Jennet fell from a tree onto a live power line, badly burning his entire face. Doctors were able to save him, but the Marshall Islands boy lost most of his vision and was left without a nose. Traumatized, he stopped going...
Montreal: 3D Printed Model Assists in Successful Facial Reconstruction of Patient's Crushed Cheekbone & Eye Floor

Montreal: 3D Printed Model Assists in Successful Facial Reconstruction of Patient's Crushed Cheekbone & Eye Floor

Plastic surgeons, as we know, operate on the literal cutting edge. While their more cosmetic and elective procedures are often very much held up for criticism and even controversy, there is no doubt that often these surgeons are called in to help in crucial situations for rectifying disfigurement due to accidents, infection, and congenital issues. […]

Plastic surgeons, as we know, operate on the literal cutting edge. While their more cosmetic and elective procedures are often very much held up for criticism and even controversy, there is no doubt that often these surgeons are called in to help in crucial situations...
Malaysian Surgeon Performs Country's First Facial Implant Using 3D Printing

Malaysian Surgeon Performs Country's First Facial Implant Using 3D Printing

The medical application of 3D printing is one of the most uplifting aspects of this technology. And 3D printing has proven to be life-altering for physicians, who seek the optimal conditions under which to perform surgeries, and patients, who seek the clearest and easiest path to full recovery. 3D printed surgery just got a big […]

The medical application of 3D printing is one of the most uplifting aspects of this technology. And 3D printing has proven to be life-altering for physicians, who seek the optimal conditions under which to perform surgeries, and patients, who seek the clearest and...
3D Printed Scaffolding Implant Used to Help Realign Patient’s Eyes After Tumor Removal

3D Printed Scaffolding Implant Used to Help Realign Patient’s Eyes After Tumor Removal

If you’ve been keeping up with the news, you are aware that 3D printing of medical implants and devices is not such a rare thing anymore; what is, however, still rare is the use of 3D printed scaffolds for tissue regeneration. In the case of a male patient who had trauma and deformity to the […]

If you’ve been keeping up with the news, you are aware that 3D printing of medical implants and devices is not such a rare thing anymore; what is, however, still rare is the use of 3D printed scaffolds for tissue regeneration. In the case of a male patient who had...
U.S. Army is Researching 3D Printing & its Potential in Facial Reconstruction Surgery

U.S. Army is Researching 3D Printing & its Potential in Facial Reconstruction Surgery

There has been a tremendous amount of talk about the military utilizing 3D printing in a variety of ways. Earlier today we mentioned that the Australian Army was thoroughly investigating its potential, while there is no doubt that every branch of the U.S. Military is using 3D printing or plan on using it sometime in […]

There has been a tremendous amount of talk about the military utilizing 3D printing in a variety of ways. Earlier today we mentioned that the Australian Army was thoroughly investigating its potential, while there is no doubt that every branch of the U.S. Military is...

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