forensic facial reconstruction

Making History Accessible: 3D Scanning, 3D Printing and Forensics Archaeology Recreate the Face of the Lady of Cao

While many say that 3D printing is the technology of the future, it’s often used as a gateway to the past, making ancient history more accessible to everyone. The technology…

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…

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…

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…

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 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…

3D Printing Reveals the Youthful Face of a 2,000-Year-Old Woman

It seems to be Mummy Week in the 3D printing world. Just the other day, we covered a story about a Maidstone Museum project that will use 3D printing to…

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….

3D Imaging of Decapitated Woman May Help Police Solve Bizarre Crime

In one of the more bizarre and gruesome 3D printed-related stories, the 3D modeled decapitated head of an unknown woman is the most recent attempt by Pennsylvania police to determine…

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…

3D Printing Takes the Place of Traditional Clay Modeling in Forensic Facial Reconstruction

3D printing is now proving extremely useful in the field of forensic facial reconstruction, a method of identifying skeletal remains. The process consists of recreating the face of a person…