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Researchers in Guatemala Use LIDAR 3D Scanning in Mirador Basin, Discover Ancient Network of Superhighways

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, but it’s quite another to 3D scan something that can’t be seen with the naked eye. 3D scanning can reveal hidden cities beneath dense jungle […]

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, but it’s quite another to 3D scan something that can’t be seen with the naked eye. 3D scanning can reveal hidden...
Take a Virtual Tour of a Wealthy Pompeii Home Before the Volcano, Thanks to 3D Technology

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 entire population of the town was wiped out and buried beneath ash and debris – but it didn’t disappear entirely. The debris that buried the town […]

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 entire population of the town was wiped out and buried beneath ash and debris – but it...
3D Model of Centuries-Old Skull from Battle of Culloden Reveals New Information

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 to reproduce found bone fragments — like this skull found at the Battle of Culloden site. This battle was the last confrontation of the Jacobite rising against […]

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 to reproduce found bone...
16th Century Notes Uncovered in Bible Thanks to 3D X-Ray Imaging

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 even be the kind of thing that causes waves of excitement to crash across a community of historians. Of course, this is more likely if […]

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 even be the kind of thing that causes waves of excitement to crash across a community...
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

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 North Italy, the perpetrator probably certainly never imagined his victim would be discovered by an entirely new culture centuries later who would be very, very […]

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 North Italy, the perpetrator probably certainly never imagined his victim would be...
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...
University of Alabama's Office of Archaeological Research Uses 3D Technology to Rebuild the Past

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 to see back millions of years in space, but on a more earthbound level, technology is able to make even ancient history clearer and more […]

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 to see back millions of years in space, but on a more earthbound level, technology is able to...
3D Technology Reveals New Information about Citizens of Pompeii

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 for that is embodied in a set of 19th century plaster casts that were made of the spaces left in the ash by the bodies […]

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 for that is embodied in a set of 19th century plaster casts that were made of the spaces left in...
'History Through 3D Printing Challenge' Contest from CGTrader Focuses on Presidents & Architectural Styles

'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 from your Warren G. Harding? If so, CGTrader.com has organized an educational project and contest that’s right in your wheelhouse. Called History Through 3D Printing, the […]

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 from your Warren G. Harding? If so, CGTrader.com has organized an educational project...
Ninth Grade Students Create a 3D Printed Biographical Timeline of WWII

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 lot of work. In this case, that was definitely true, but so was the part about it being fun. Ninth grade humanities teacher Heather Calabro, at […]

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 lot of work. In this case, that was definitely true, but so was the part about it being fun. Ninth grade...
Students Apply Cutting Edge Technology to 3D Print Local History

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 a trading post and is, therefore, rich with history. It occupied a highly important place in the history of Norway as the site of battles, […]

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 a trading post and is, therefore, rich with history. It occupied a highly important place in the...
Alain Le Méhauté, The Man Who Submitted Patent For SLA 3D Printing Before Chuck Hull

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 an interview with France’s Primante3D. It also doesn’t hurt that he’s the father of 3D printing. That’s right. Alain Le Méhauté, Olivier de Witte, and […]

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 an interview with France’s Primante3D. It also doesn’t hurt that he’s the father of 3D...
3D Printing Makes Time Capsule History via Baltimore's Washington Monument

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 in 1815 and was completed in 1829. It was the first such monument honoring George Washington. In the summer of 2010, Baltimore’s monumental tribute to the […]

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 in 1815 and was completed in 1829. It was the first such monument...
Threeding Uses Artec 3D Scanning Technology to Catalog 3D Models for Bulgaria’s National Museum of Military History

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, many facets surrounding it. While time and the elements may do their best to break down physical pieces of history, digital preservation is beating mother […]

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, many facets surrounding it. While time and the elements may do their best to break down physical...
You'll Soon Be Able to 3D Print Abraham Lincoln's Cottage

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, he had lived at the cottage his family had come to love on a hilltop in northwest Washington, D.C. It was in that quaint and […]

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, he had lived at the cottage his family had come to love on a hilltop in northwest Washington,...
Japanese Design Studio YOY Creates Embroidered Signage Using 3D Printing

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 method of using thread to sew patterns onto textiles in decorative patterns that dates back at least two and a half millennia. It’s quite possible […]

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 method of using thread to sew patterns onto textiles in decorative patterns that dates back at...

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