Massivit 1800 3D Printer Used to Help Restore Balcony Capitals for Spada Palace in Italy

3D printing is often used to help preserve and restore historic artifacts, monuments, and other objects like artwork. While there are beautiful, iconic landmarks and structures all over the world to…

For the First Time, You Can Upload 3D Models to Wikimedia Commons

A repository is a central location in which data is stored and managed, and we have plenty of them in the 3D printing world – popular examples include GitHub and…

Easter Island Moai to be Digitally Preserved with 3D Scanning Technology

Many people often refer to them simply as “Easter Island statues” or “Easter Island heads” but the giant humanoid statues on Polynesia’s Easter Island are actually called moai. Carved by…

Proposal Uses 3D Printing to Rebuild Mosul

This year, the Iraqi army defeated the Islamic State in Mosul. ISIS took over the city in June 2014 and held it for three years until the army pushed them…

‘Unbreakable’ Lorenz SZ42 Encryption Machine to be Resurrected with 3D Printed Motor

One of the greatest gifts that 3D printing has brought to the modern world is the conquering of obsolescence. We’ve seen this repeatedly, for auto and jet parts—and more. Now, 3D…

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…

Using 3D Scanning and 3D Printing to Create Reproductions of Valuable Church Statues

You wouldn’t think that there would be an issue with artifacts, artwork or decorations going missing from a church, but sadly theft is an all too common experience. For most…

New Zealand Scientists Bring Extinct Birds Back Through 3D Scanning

The extinction of a species is a heartbreaking thought, especially when you consider that some of our most beloved species, like monarch butterflies, frogs and toads, and bats are threatened,…

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…

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