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3D Scanner Buying Guide 2017

3D Scanner Buying Guide 2017

3D scanning is no simple trick. I know it; I designed a full-body 3D scanning system for iMakr’s New York store in 2014, and though it wasn’t my first foray into 3D printing, it led to many other opportunities. I detailed my system in an Instructable, which was very popular, I’m sure in large part […]

3D scanning is no simple trick. I know it; I designed a full-body 3D scanning system for iMakr’s New York store in 2014, and though it wasn’t my first foray into 3D printing, it led to many other opportunities. I detailed my system in an Instructable,...
University of Sydney Scientist Uses 3D Modeling to Track Changes in Coral Reefs

University of Sydney Scientist Uses 3D Modeling to Track Changes in Coral Reefs

It’s an understatement to say that we hear about a lot of ingenious uses of 3D printing on a regular basis. One of my favorites, and one of the most brilliant, in my opinion, is the way that several scientists have used the technology to save endangered coral reefs. We’ve taken a look at the […]

It’s an understatement to say that we hear about a lot of ingenious uses of 3D printing on a regular basis. One of my favorites, and one of the most brilliant, in my opinion, is the way that several scientists have used the technology to save endangered coral...
Miller 3D & Alfred University Collaborate to 3D Print Chinamania Exhibit for Smithsonian Installation

Miller 3D & Alfred University Collaborate to 3D Print Chinamania Exhibit for Smithsonian Installation

By now, most of us are aware of the place 3D printing has established in the world of manufacturing. From the home business to the massive industrial operation, this technology has sprung into the mainstream offering a host of benefits that are indeed changing everything from jewelry making to the creation of automotive parts and […]

By now, most of us are aware of the place 3D printing has established in the world of manufacturing. From the home business to the massive industrial operation, this technology has sprung into the mainstream offering a host of benefits that are indeed changing...
3D Scanned Footprints Reveal Secrets of Distant and Recent Past

3D Scanned Footprints Reveal Secrets of Distant and Recent Past

Footprints aren’t as unique as fingerprints, but they still have a lot of fascinating information contained within them. Whether that information is anthropological or forensic in nature, it provides a tantalizing window into events and the possibility of reconstructing them in a unique manner. Thanks to 3D technologies, it has become easier than ever to […]

Footprints aren’t as unique as fingerprints, but they still have a lot of fascinating information contained within them. Whether that information is anthropological or forensic in nature, it provides a tantalizing window into events and the possibility of...
Frighteningly Realistic 3D Printable Zombies Created Via Photogrammetry

Frighteningly Realistic 3D Printable Zombies Created Via Photogrammetry

Everyone loves a good zombie, don’t they? Well, maybe not everyone – I’ve known a few people whose worst fears are genuinely related to a potential zombie apocalypse. I can hardly blame them – zombies are everywhere in movies and TV these days, and thanks to top-quality special effects technologies, they’re more terrifying than ever. If […]

Everyone loves a good zombie, don’t they? Well, maybe not everyone – I’ve known a few people whose worst fears are genuinely related to a potential zombie apocalypse. I can hardly blame them – zombies are everywhere in movies and TV these days,...
The Arc/k Project: Creating 3D Models to Preserve Threatened Landmarks for Future Generations - and for Hollywood

The Arc/k Project: Creating 3D Models to Preserve Threatened Landmarks for Future Generations - and for Hollywood

In March, Syrian troops retook Palmyra Castle from ISIS, who had taken over the city in May of 2015. The castle, also known as Fakhr-al-Din al-Ma’ani Castle, dates back to the 13th century and sits atop a hill overlooking the city of Palmyra. It still stands, thankfully, after the removal of the terrorist encampment, although many […]

In March, Syrian troops retook Palmyra Castle from ISIS, who had taken over the city in May of 2015. The castle, also known as Fakhr-al-Din al-Ma’ani Castle, dates back to the 13th century and sits atop a hill overlooking the city of Palmyra. It still stands,...
The High-Resolution Veronica Scanner Produces 3D Portraits More Realistic Than Photographs

The High-Resolution Veronica Scanner Produces 3D Portraits More Realistic Than Photographs

In the days before photography, people had to go through a lot to obtain a picture of themselves. A portrait often required several sittings, and the subject was required to sit absolutely still for hours as a painter worked on capturing their likeness as accurately as possible (with sometimes unfortunate results). Even in the early days […]

In the days before photography, people had to go through a lot to obtain a picture of themselves. A portrait often required several sittings, and the subject was required to sit absolutely still for hours as a painter worked on capturing their likeness as accurately...
Photographer Henry Reichhold Uses 3D Photogrammetry and 3D Printing to Capture London in Bronze

Photographer Henry Reichhold Uses 3D Photogrammetry and 3D Printing to Capture London in Bronze

As with most advanced technology, photography used to be something that only the wealthy could afford; however the 20th century is when that would change. Eventually the prices of cameras dropped and more of us were able to photograph our lives and keep physical reminders of our memories. By the time the 21st century was […]

As with most advanced technology, photography used to be something that only the wealthy could afford; however the 20th century is when that would change. Eventually the prices of cameras dropped and more of us were able to photograph our lives and keep physical...
3D Scanner Buying Guide 2016

3D Scanner Buying Guide 2016

3D scanning is a rather broad term that includes several different types of technologies and processes, but in general it is the process of capturing real world data and converting that data into a 3D model. It has been used for years in industrial and commercial applications ranging from surveying construction sites and taking accurate […]

3D scanning is a rather broad term that includes several different types of technologies and processes, but in general it is the process of capturing real world data and converting that data into a 3D model. It has been used for years in industrial and commercial...
ISIS-Destroyed Museum in Iraq Revived by Crowdsourcing and 3D Printing Technology

ISIS-Destroyed Museum in Iraq Revived by Crowdsourcing and 3D Printing Technology

There’s no better way to enrich ourselves with human history than by immersing ourselves in it, visiting the museums and historical sites across the world that tell the story of where we’ve all come from. Unfortunately, there exist heinous and diabolical groups out there who wish to construct their own version of history, and in […]

There’s no better way to enrich ourselves with human history than by immersing ourselves in it, visiting the museums and historical sites across the world that tell the story of where we’ve all come from. Unfortunately, there exist heinous and diabolical groups out...
The Largest Library in the World Begins 3D Scanning Its Massive Collection of Historical Texts and Artifacts

The Largest Library in the World Begins 3D Scanning Its Massive Collection of Historical Texts and Artifacts

The past few years have seen a radical shift in the use of 3D scanning and 3D printing technology from museums and how they use their digital assets. Using advanced 3D scanning technology isn’t a new practice for most of these institutions, especially those museums that are also actively involved in conducting research. But until the […]

The past few years have seen a radical shift in the use of 3D scanning and 3D printing technology from museums and how they use their digital assets. Using advanced 3D scanning technology isn’t a new practice for most of these institutions, especially those museums...
Wessex Archaeology 3D Scans and Prints Two Shipwrecks from Underwater Archaeological Sites in UK

Wessex Archaeology 3D Scans and Prints Two Shipwrecks from Underwater Archaeological Sites in UK

There’s no denying that the value of 3D printing has grown immensely throughout a wide range of industries over time, but one field I personally feel isn’t alluded to enough for its constant use of 3D technology is archaeology. The combination of 3D scanning and 3D printing have enabled archaeologists to restore vital parts of our […]

There’s no denying that the value of 3D printing has grown immensely throughout a wide range of industries over time, but one field I personally feel isn’t alluded to enough for its constant use of 3D technology is archaeology. The combination of 3D scanning and 3D...
Photographer Uses Drone to 3D Print Peruvian "Christ of the Pacific" Statue

Photographer Uses Drone to 3D Print Peruvian "Christ of the Pacific" Statue

When I hear the word “drone,” often my mind wanders to the technology’s military applications. I have to remind myself that a drone is a flying remote controlled machine or “unmanned aerial vehicle” (UAV). Not only is there nothing inherently militaristic about the technology, many creative makers and engineers have been using drones for very different […]

When I hear the word “drone,” often my mind wanders to the technology’s military applications. I have to remind myself that a drone is a flying remote controlled machine or “unmanned aerial vehicle” (UAV). Not only is there nothing...
With Love, from Your 3D Printed Vagina (NSFW?)

With Love, from Your 3D Printed Vagina (NSFW?)

Were this level of technology around in her heyday, Georgia O’Keefe may have worried about 3d-v-scan putting her out of business. It’s a vagina-friendly world out there today though. From a plethora of articles extolling its virtues and discussing its issues on social media, to women participating in rather um, er, anatomically specific beauty contests or […]

Were this level of technology around in her heyday, Georgia O’Keefe may have worried about 3d-v-scan putting her out of business. It’s a vagina-friendly world out there today though. From a plethora of articles extolling its virtues and discussing its issues on social...
Woman Transforms into 3D Printed Mesh in Chemical Brothers' Incredible New Music Video

Woman Transforms into 3D Printed Mesh in Chemical Brothers' Incredible New Music Video

The hallmark of good special effects is that they make you forget that what you’re seeing isn’t real. Take, for example, the Chemical Brothers’ new music video, “Wide Open,” which features a woman dancing in an abandoned warehouse. At first, the woman is solid and real, but as she dances, her body gradually becomes transparent and […]

The hallmark of good special effects is that they make you forget that what you’re seeing isn’t real. Take, for example, the Chemical Brothers’ new music video, “Wide Open,” which features a woman dancing in an abandoned warehouse. At...
Did You Know You Can Turn a 2D Photo into a Printable 3D Model?

Did You Know You Can Turn a 2D Photo into a Printable 3D Model?

Do you have a favorite photo of a beloved pet or a special person that you’d like to see as a printable 3D model? This is certainly possible, as we’ve seen time and time again — and as explored in a recent Sculpteo blog post. It seems like 3D printing keeps offering more and more options […]

Do you have a favorite photo of a beloved pet or a special person that you’d like to see as a printable 3D model? This is certainly possible, as we’ve seen time and time again — and as explored in a recent Sculpteo blog post. It seems like 3D...
Archaeologists Learn About Rare Marble Medusa Head Using 3D Photogrammetry

Archaeologists Learn About Rare Marble Medusa Head Using 3D Photogrammetry

A University of Nebraska–Lincoln team of archaeologists and a group of Turkish students were slowly excavating a series of ancient Roman ruins in southern Turkey when they made a thrilling discovery. The students had found a marble head of the mythical Greek monster Medusa that had miraculously survived an era when the ancient town’s later […]

A University of Nebraska–Lincoln team of archaeologists and a group of Turkish students were slowly excavating a series of ancient Roman ruins in southern Turkey when they made a thrilling discovery. The students had found a marble head of the mythical Greek monster...
Scan Pyramids: International Research Team Attempts to See Inside the Pyramids with 3D Scanning and Other Technologies

Scan Pyramids: International Research Team Attempts to See Inside the Pyramids with 3D Scanning and Other Technologies

One of Superman’s superpowers is his X-Ray vision, inspiring countless children with superhero aspirations to declare that they, too, can see through walls. Little did the children of my generation know, however, that once they reached adulthood, seeing through walls would become a reality. 3D scanning technology still blows my mind. It’s amazing that we […]

One of Superman’s superpowers is his X-Ray vision, inspiring countless children with superhero aspirations to declare that they, too, can see through walls. Little did the children of my generation know, however, that once they reached adulthood, seeing through...
Preserving Shipwrecks Using 3D Printing and 3D Photogrammetry

Preserving Shipwrecks Using 3D Printing and 3D Photogrammetry

In 2009, an area off the coast of North Carolina nicknamed the Graveyard of the Atlantic was pummeled by a series of fierce, back-to-back winter storms. After weeks of churning waters smashing against the coast, a twelve-ton shipwreck was pushed up onto the beach after spending nearly 400 years at the bottom of the ocean […]

In 2009, an area off the coast of North Carolina nicknamed the Graveyard of the Atlantic was pummeled by a series of fierce, back-to-back winter storms. After weeks of churning waters smashing against the coast, a twelve-ton shipwreck was pushed up onto the beach...
Using 3D Printing to Bring Shipwrecked Secrets to the Surface

Using 3D Printing to Bring Shipwrecked Secrets to the Surface

There are few things more dramatic and compelling than the ghostly hulks of wrecked ships. For those who do not live near the Great Lakes and experience their vastness on a daily basis, it is difficult to imagine shipwrecks on a grand scale occurring in a lake, but these are truly enormous bodies of water. […]

There are few things more dramatic and compelling than the ghostly hulks of wrecked ships. For those who do not live near the Great Lakes and experience their vastness on a daily basis, it is difficult to imagine shipwrecks on a grand scale occurring in a lake, but...
New Avatarium Modular 3D Capture Array Will Be Unveiled at Inside 3D Printing Conference in Santa Clara

New Avatarium Modular 3D Capture Array Will Be Unveiled at Inside 3D Printing Conference in Santa Clara

If 2014 was the year of the 3D printer, then perhaps 2015 is building to be the year of 3D scanning and capture devices. We’ve seen tremendous breakthroughs in 3D scanning technology over the course of the past few years, and it is all culminating with technology capable of capturing very high detailed 3D printable […]

If 2014 was the year of the 3D printer, then perhaps 2015 is building to be the year of 3D scanning and capture devices. We’ve seen tremendous breakthroughs in 3D scanning technology over the course of the past few years, and it is all culminating with...
PEZ Collectors Have Custom 3D Printed PEZ Dispensers Created in Their Likeness

PEZ Collectors Have Custom 3D Printed PEZ Dispensers Created in Their Likeness

PEZ is a candy that we are all familiar with, perhaps not so much for the taste, but for the unique way of delivering these tablet-shaped candies to our mouths. These sugary tablets actually date all the way back to 1927 when a man named Eduard Haas III invented peppermint candy made of baking powders. […]

PEZ is a candy that we are all familiar with, perhaps not so much for the taste, but for the unique way of delivering these tablet-shaped candies to our mouths. These sugary tablets actually date all the way back to 1927 when a man named Eduard Haas III invented...
3D Printed Artifacts Help Schoolchildren "Dig" Archeology

3D Printed Artifacts Help Schoolchildren "Dig" Archeology

Educators know how valuable experiences that are “hands-on” or “in the field” can be for children or students of any age. Reading about a topic is one thing, but learning about it through doing it is quite another thing. That’s why schools make a point of taking students on field trips. Nothing outweighs the value of […]

Educators know how valuable experiences that are “hands-on” or “in the field” can be for children or students of any age. Reading about a topic is one thing, but learning about it through doing it is quite another thing. That’s why...
Sioux Falls Maker Accused of Infringing on Copyright Laws with 3D Models of Michelangelo’s Statues

Sioux Falls Maker Accused of Infringing on Copyright Laws with 3D Models of Michelangelo’s Statues

My most memorable art teacher in high school, a lively woman from the UK and a great artist in her own right, used to allow us great latitude in deciding on drawing and painting projects for big class projects. There were always disruptions and debates along the way, though, as someone would inevitably want to […]

My most memorable art teacher in high school, a lively woman from the UK and a great artist in her own right, used to allow us great latitude in deciding on drawing and painting projects for big class projects. There were always disruptions and debates along the way,...
3D Printing Allows Man to Preserve & Replicate a Piece of Family History in Incredible Fashion

3D Printing Allows Man to Preserve & Replicate a Piece of Family History in Incredible Fashion

The way that this world works is that objects are built up, and then thanks in part to both Mother Nature and human interaction, they break down and return to the very earth that they came from. This is true with just about everything that exists on Earth, whether it is a building such as the […]

The way that this world works is that objects are built up, and then thanks in part to both Mother Nature and human interaction, they break down and return to the very earth that they came from. This is true with just about everything that exists on Earth, whether it...

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