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The Shadow Factories of the Past: Distributed Manufacturing for a New Era

During World War 2, the United Kingdom faced supply chain disruptions as severe and unpredictable as we are experiencing today. To solve this problem they established the Shadow Scheme, creating…

3D Printing Archive Acquired by Penn State

Ennex Research has had an eye on the future since 1975, evolving over the years to have a strong focus on advanced technology like 3D printing, along with other important…

Battleship Restoration Volunteers Discover Top-Secret WWII Technology, Turn to 3D Printing to Recreate It for Visitors

We see 3D printing being used often in military applications; the US Navy especially utilizes the technology for everything from 3D printed missile components and the 3D printed TruClip, to…

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,…

Take a Virtual Tour of a Wealthy Pompeii Home Before the Volcano, Thanks to 3D Technology

One of the most famous tragedies of all time is that of Pompeii, the Mediterranean village destroyed by a volcanic eruption in the year 79 AD. In mere minutes, the…

3D Model of Centuries-Old Skull from Battle of Culloden Reveals New Information

Every now and then we have to freshen up on our military history. Why? Because 3D modeling and printing technology is being used to enhance artifact research and produce replicas of weapons used in historic battles. Occasionally it is also used…

16th Century Notes Uncovered in Bible Thanks to 3D X-Ray Imaging

If you’ve ever gotten in trouble for writing in one of your textbooks, you should know that you were following in illustrious footsteps. In fact, one day your marginalia might…

Reborn in the Amber Resin of the 3D Printer: Nova Documentary Shows Ötzi the Ice Man’s Twin Being Created by Paleo Artist & Materialise Team

They say the truth always comes out—eventually. But five thousand years later?  As a murder occurred 5,300 years ago on a freezing and lonely Tyrolean Alpine peak in what is now…

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….

University of Alabama’s Office of Archaeological Research Uses 3D Technology to Rebuild the Past

It’s interesting to think about how much technology is used to look back in time, so to speak. I still can’t wrap my mind around the fact that it’s possible…

3D Technology Reveals New Information about Citizens of Pompeii

Despite the fact that the village of Pompeii was wiped off the face of the Earth nearly 2,000 years ago, it continues to hold the popular imagination in thrall. One reason…

‘History Through 3D Printing Challenge’ Contest from CGTrader Focuses on Presidents & Architectural Styles

Are you a history maven? A repository for information about politics and architectural styles from the past? Do you know your Beaux Arts from your Baroque? Your William Howard Taft…

Ninth Grade Students Create a 3D Printed Biographical Timeline of WWII

Often times when a teacher tells a student that they are going to be doing a fun assignment, the students know that whatever is next is going to be a…

Students Apply Cutting Edge Technology to 3D Print Local History

Bergen is the second most highly populated city in Norway, having been surpassed by the capital Oslo only in the 1830s. It was founded in the 11th century most likely as…

Alain Le Méhauté, The Man Who Submitted Patent For SLA 3D Printing Before Chuck Hull

If I weren’t already happily married, I might be inclined to express my undying love for Alain Le Méhauté who demonstrated his quick wit, broad perception, and fiery personality in…

3D Printing Makes Time Capsule History via Baltimore’s Washington Monument

The 178-foot-tall Doric column of the Washington Monument is topped by a statue of George Washington created by Robert Mills, designer of D.C.’s famous obelisk. Construction began on the monument…

Threeding Uses Artec 3D Scanning Technology to Catalog 3D Models for Bulgaria’s National Museum of Military History

Military buffs and museums of history take their artifacts very seriously, as nothing has an impact on our planet and our generations and times like war and all the many,…

You’ll Soon Be Able to 3D Print Abraham Lincoln’s Cottage

Ten days before the moment which would plunge the nation into mourning, Abraham Lincoln sat at his desk in the Lincoln Cottage. For more than a quarter of his presidency,…

Japanese Design Studio YOY Creates Embroidered Signage Using 3D Printing

The walls appeared to be covered in embroidery at one display at Tokyo Designer’s Week 2014. But why? It’s a story that takes some history to understand. Embroidery is a…