Researchers Use Microsoft Kinect Xbox 360 Scanner to Obtain Topography for 3D Printable Radiotherapy Phantom

To verify treatment when giving radiation, doctors often turn to radiotherapy phantoms for quality assurance, since the dosage can’t be directly measured. 3D printing is making it easier to fabricate…

MIT 3D Scanning Solution Uses Low-Cost Kinect to Produce High-Resolution Imaging of a Tyrannosaurus Rex Called Sue

Anyone who thinks that the lion is king of the beasts obviously hasn’t taken a good luck at a Tyrannosaurus rex lately. However, since the T. rex has been extinct for…

i.materialise Offers Tutorial: Produce Color Scans with Microsoft Kinect & 3D Builder, Prepare for 3D Printing

Like many, if you haven’t used Microsoft Kinect or 3D Builder, you’re probably curious. While we hear about both and have probably glimpsed them in broad strokes, now we can…

The Digital Hand: Using Kinect to Create 3D Printed Furniture and Objects

Parametric is a favorite word among the digital design community. In fact, one of my colleagues at the university and a good friend of ours used it so often that…

Microsoft to Integrate Materialise Cloud-Based 3D Printing Service into 3D Builder and Other MS 3D Printing Apps

For years 3D printing was often derided as a fad, or a niche market and pretty roundly ignored by all of the major tech companies. Despite that, soon businesses started…

Sorry, That Story About Covertly 3D Scanning the Bust of Nefertiti with a Kinect is a Fake

With modern 3D scanning and 3D printing technology, the entire world could be exposed to the wonders of antiquity, yet most museums continue to make available only a select few…

Defiance with a Purpose: Two Determined Artists Scan a 3,300 Year-Old Nefertiti Bust & Share 3D Files with the World

Truly understanding ancient Egypt is a never-ending source of challenge and fascination, not only for archaeologists, but for people around the world. And while names such as Tut and Cleopatra…

Depth-Sensing Cameras Will Soon Turn Every Smartphone into a High-Quality 3D Scanner

It looks like the depth-sensing time-of-flight camera technology that was developed and popularized for projects like the Xbox Kinect and the ZCam are already showing up in the next generation…

MIT Media Lab: New Algorithms to Harness Polarized Light for 3D Printing from Smartphones

Everything in life and work is better if you’ve got a smooth rhythm going. But according to MIT, soon it’s going to be all about some serious new moves with…

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