Generative Design Methods Combine 3D Printing & Organic Evolution

 “Go take your lessons from nature, that’s where our future lies.” – Leonardo da Vinci Virginia Commonwealth University student Mohammad Jawad takes a forward-looking approach to manufacturing, as 3D printing…

Researchers Develop Dense Facial Tissue Depth Mapping Method for 3D Data Point Collection

Historians, archaeologists, and anthropologists have used 3D technology many times over the years to pull the cover back on history. There are important implications for forensic anthropology that come from…

World’s Oldest Ham Gets an Updated 3D Print of Itself for 116th Birthday

P.D. Gwaltney Jr. may have been a bit eccentric, but he was certainly a creative and resourceful thinker. Gwaltney, whose family was a major producer of salted pork in the…

3D Printing Allows Visually Impaired to Experience Museums in a New Way

While there are thousands of people who have benefited from 3D printing technology, some of those who have benefited the most are those with disabilities. My favorite stories are the…

Archaeology Preserves All Kinds of History: Professor 3D Scans the World’s Oldest Ham and Peanut

I’ve always considered expiration dates to be guidelines more than rules. A limited budget plus an almost obsessive aversion to wasting everything has led me to consume some things probably beyond…

Visualizing & Exhibiting Anthropology: VCU Students 3D Scan, Print & Hand Paint Hundreds of Artifacts for Virginia Museum of Natural History Exhibit

3D scanning and printing allow us to come face to face with the future. After decades of talk about space age technologies, the wave of the future, and the technology…

WWII Veteran’s Experience Commemorated with 3D Printed Figurine at Virginia War Memorial

War veterans have stories to tell. Sometimes incredible stories that are really life-changing events that we could hardly imagine enduring unless we ourselves have ever survived wartime conditions. If you…


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