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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…

Smart Replicas: Bringing New Life to Museum Collections with 3D Printing

Museums that house objects have a particularly difficult task. These objects were created with the intention that they would be handled, and part of the fascination with them lies in…

Giant 3D Printed Whale Fossil Now On Display At The Smithsonian

The National Museum of Natural History now has the 3D-printed fossil of a whale on display. 3D Systems is working in partnership with the Smithsonian in order to bring fossils…

Need a Chair? Now You Can 3D Print One at Home Thanks to Joris Laarman

Who says that 3D printers are only for making small objects such as toys, spare parts, and chess pieces? Artist Joris Laarman and several others are changing this philosophy. Laarman,…

Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, 3D Scans Artifacts And Posts Them on The Internet For Full Viewing

As an adult that is extremely interested in Egyptian history, I am constantly trying to find museums that house some of the artifacts from Ancient Egypt. Everything about Egypt interests…

Leapfrog 3D Finishes a Massive Model of ‘The Forbidden City’ Using 3D Printers

Who knew that it would take only a few months to 3D print an entire city? OK, we never said it was a real city, but it’s still a huge…