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3D Printed Translucent Façade to Cover Entrance to Deutsches Museum in Munich

Two years ago, we told you about one of the world’s first 3D printed, functionally integrated building façade elements. The concept of a 3D printed translucent façade was developed by…

Mexican Museum Case Study Looks at the Use of 3D Printing in the Construction Industry

Benjamin Jodis, a researchers at California Polytechnic State University, recently wrote a case study, titled “Analyzing the benefits of using 3D printing on the Mexican Museum renovation project in San Francisco,…

The Manacor Museum Uses 3D Printed Replicas to Encourage Visitors to Touch Its Exhibits

The Manacor Museum in Mallorca, Spain was founded in 1908 as an archeological museum, but has since evolved into a true historical museum, showcasing objects from across the historical spectrum….

Reconstructing the Extinct Cave Lion through 3D Printing

The Slovak National Uprising Museum (SNP) is located in Banská Bystrica in the middle of a grassy park. The unusual building holds displays and important archival materials related to the development…

Exploring the Meaning of Design through 3D Printed Objects in Design Does* Exhibition

I spent over a decade as a professor of design and during that time, one of the primary questions that I encouraged my students to address is: why design? This…

Students Use 3D Printing Technology to Interact with Ancient Greek Artifacts at Victoria University of Wellington’s Classics Museum

One of the most important rules that children have drilled into their heads before museum field trips is to not touch the exhibits. But in recent years, 3D scanning and…

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…

Jewelry Inspired by Art is the Focus of New 3D Design Challenge by Shapeways and the National Gallery of Denmark

I don’t usually wear earrings unless I’m attending a formal event, and I have only a few necklaces that are in regular rotation, but I love wearing unique rings. One…

ZMorph 2.0 SX Multitool 3D Printer and the PancakeBot Among Tech On Display at MODA’s “Food by Design” Exhibit

A few years ago, I took a short trip to Washington D.C. I checked out all of the usual tourist spots, such as the Washington Monument and the Lincoln Memorial, and also visited several…

Centre Pompidou Hosts Exhibition at Crossroads of Creation and Digital Technology

The Pompidou Center was created as a venue for the exhibition of cutting edge artistic explorations. The building itself was an act of pushing the envelope of architectural expression as…

3D Technologies Salvage Royal Wedding Cake Replica to Help Recreate a Piece of British History

Researchers with the University of Warwick, and the university’s Warwick Manufacturing Group (WMG), have been called on to offer their 3D scanning and 3D printing services before, with mysterious Renaissance…

The Belvedere Museum Presents ‘The Kiss’ in 3D Print

Gustav Klimt’s The Kiss is one of the most popular works of art in the Western world. The original painting, created at the beginning of the 20th century, was executed as…

3D Printing Exhibit “Making a Difference / A Difference in Making” at Red Dot Design Museum

The Red Dot Design Museum, located in Essen, Germany, is a museum that focuses on presenting works created within the most current trends in international design. Each year a jury of…

Bishop Museum Finds Help with 3D Printing

There is no such thing as a free lunch. And there isn’t anything like an unlimited museum budget either. When the Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum in Honolulu wanted to launch…

3D Printing: The Stories We Didn’t Cover This Week — July 18, 2015

This week’s news includes several new 3D printers on the market: there’s the world’s first portable 3D printer, Freaks3D, and Sharebot announces an SLS 3D printer, SnowWhite. There is also a…

3D Scanning & Printing Bring Neswaiu Mummy to Exhibit

Museums are among the leading lights in discovering the power of 3D printing to translate history into a tactile, engaging set of objects for their patrons, and now the new…

3D Printing Helps Museum Restore Lavish Chair Originally Owned by Marie Antoinette

3D printing is once again playing an integral role in the world of art and artifacts. In this instance, Zoe Allen, Senior Gilded Furniture and Frames Conservator, and Phil James,…

World’s Largest 3D Printing Fab Lab Opens in Haifa, Israel at MadaTech National Museum

Wouldn’t you love the chance to go to an easily accessible public technology laboratory with 3D printers, scanners, laser cutters, PC workstations, and staff eager to introduce all of the…

3D Systems Presented Cooper Hewitt with Elegant 3D Printed Scissors for Ribbon Cutting at Grand Reopening

Andrew Carnegie had a lot to say on the subjects of success, giving back magnanimously, and the benefits of solid teamwork. Certainly, with the renovation and reopening of the Cooper Hewitt…

Cooper Hewitt Reopens Today with 3D Printing and 3D Systems Headlining

Today, December 12th, is a very busy day at the Cooper Hewitt Museum as well as a very exciting day for visitors who have the privilege of attending the museum’s…

3D Print Michael Jackson, Steven Speilberg, Fidel Castro, and Others: Sketchfab’s New Madame Tussauds’ Gallery

Just like 2D scanners became affordable and mainstream and saw a rapid increase in the quality of their capabilities two decades ago, the same is now happening within the 3D…

3D Printing Extinct Animals: The Passenger Pigeon in the Age of Digital Zooarchaeology

Every school child learns about the extinction of the passenger pigeon. It is one of the great, representative stories of man’s hubris and carelessness. The pigeons once took to the…

American Museum of Natural History Assigns Students Clever 3D Scanning & Printing Dinosaur Project

This summer, students used 3D printing technology to re-create the skeleton of a dinosaur at The American Museum of Natural History in New York City. Rather than studying the bones…

Berlin’s Museums Integrate 3D Printing & Scanning in Several Unique Ways

Museum work often conjures up the image of a lonely art historian working in a dusty library identifying artifacts and blowing the dust off of leather bound tomes. However, just…