Small museums should consider 3D scanning their collections.
Cosmo Wenman’s 3D Scanning Case Against Musée Rodin
If there’s one person that’s shaking up the world of 3D scanning, it’s Cosmo Wenman.
Backing Up Ukraine With Polycam
Polycam launched a key 3D service for Ukraine.
Restoring Porcelain Artifacts Using 3D Printing
Researchers at Fraunhofer IKTS have developed a method for restoring broken porcelain items.
Scan The World Seeks Assistance
The Scan the World project is looking for your help.
12th Century Lost Wax Casting Replicated In 21st Century 3D Printing
The Gloucester Candlestick has been faithfully recreated in a new 3D print.
The Smithsonian’s 3D Printable Library
It turns out the Smithsonian has a relatively large (for museums) library of downloadable 3D models for 3D printing. We’re trying one now.
Nefertiti Is Free!
After years of behind-the-scenes effort, the ultra-high resolution 3D scan of the ancient egyptian Nefertiti sculpture has been released to the public. We have the story of how it happened.
What The Notre Dame Incident Tells Us About 3D Printing
The recent fire at Notre Dame in Paris was certainly a tragedy, but it also hints at the future of 3D printing.
3D Printing Puts History Back in Our Hands
Google Arts and Culture is using Stratasys’ 3D printing technology to accurately recreate ancient history.
Finally: ALL Museum Specimens Being 3D Scanned For Public Use
An enormous, decades-long project is launched to 3D scan virtually all fossils and specimens stored at major museums.
Impressão 3D para a Proteção e Restauração de Acervos Históricos e Culturais
Charles Goulding e Andressa Bonafe, da R&D Tax Savers, discutem a impressão 3D e a restauração de artefatos.
Using 3D Printing Technology to Protect and Restore Museum and Library Collections
Charles Goulding and Andressa Bonafe of R&D Tax Savers discuss 3D printing and artifact restoration.
A Dire Warning for Museums from Brazil
An unbelievable cultural catastrophe occurred in Rio de Janeiro, when the country’s national museum caught fire and destroyed all.
3D Print Application Idea: On Demand Museum Pieces?
I’m always interested to see new applications of 3D printing, and have one that may not have been implemented yet.
What is This 3D Printer Doing in a Museum?
While strolling through a museum the other day, I literally stepped on a gigantic 3D printer. What was it doing there?
3D Scanning Sculptures: One More Thing!
You may have read our recent series on how to properly 3D scan museum sculptures. If so, you’ll want to read the final step I forgot to include!
Secrets Of 3D Scanning Museum Sculptures: Part 1
This is part one of a series describing practical methods of capturing 3D scans of museum sculptures.
Secrets Of 3D Scanning Museum Sculptures: Part 2, Selecting Subjects
This is part two of a series describing practical methods of capturing 3D scans of museum sculptures.
Secrets Of 3D Scanning Museum Sculptures: Part 4, Processing Your Scans
This is part four of a series describing practical methods of capturing 3D scans of museum sculptures.
Secrets Of 3D Scanning Museum Sculptures: Part 5, Fixing The Models
This is part five of a series describing practical methods of capturing 3D scans of museum sculptures.
Secrets Of 3D Scanning Museum Sculptures: Part 3, Performing The Scans
This is part three of a series describing practical methods of capturing 3D scans of museum sculptures.
Secrets Of 3D Scanning Museum Sculptures: Part 6, Printing The Scans and Beyond
This is part six of a series describing practical methods of capturing 3D scans of museum sculptures.
ISIS-Destroyed Artifacts Begin To Digitally Resurrect
A project to digitally recover ancient artifacts destroyed by ISIS fanatics has begun to bear fruit.
Apollo 11 Coming Soon To Your 3D Printer?
A team from The Smithsonian and Autodesk are performing an intricate 3D scan of the actual Apollo 11 capsule.
3D Scans of Lost Michelangelo Statues to Help in Their Preservation
Faculty from the Warwick Manufacturing Group (WMG) and the Warwick Medical School at the University of Warwick in the UK are working in collaboration with art historians from the University of Cambridge.
The Arithmetic of 3D Printed Sculpture Intellectual Property Rights
One of the things that bugs us a lot is the way many museums consider the intellectual property of their works.
The British Museum’s 3D Models Appear on SketchFab
In a move to match other major museums, the venerable British Museum has made several 3D models available for download.
Museum Sells Its Collection – As 3D Prints
A deal between the Regional History Museum of Varna and Threeding enables the sale of many of the museum’s objects as 3D prints.
Piranesi’s Visions Brought To Life
An exhibition at London’s Sir John Soane Museum demonstrates a new capability enabled by 3D printing.
London’s Science Museum Goes Online with 3D Printing
The London Science Museum, whom we visited recently, is displaying a huge collection of 3D printed objects in their “3D Printing The Future” exhibit. That massive collection is apparently not sufficient for them, as they’ve launched a new Tumblr blog for folks to post pictures of their best 3D prints. And what a set… Continue reading London’s Science Museum Goes Online with 3D Printing
A Visit to the London Science Museum’s 3D Print Exhibit
We strolled through the London Science Museum’s new exhibit on 3D printing recently. The intent of the exhibit, entitled, “3D Printing the Future”, was to expose more of the public to the amazing technology of 3D printing. Indeed, this was the case as we observed dozens of people marveling over the numerous print examples on… Continue reading A Visit to the London Science Museum’s 3D Print Exhibit
Most 3D Scans are In Jail
Every few weeks we are bombarded with press releases from research organizations that are keen to tell the story of how they have captured in great detail a 3D scan of a building or property. Museums in particular are getting into the scanning business. It’s thought that the Smithsonian, for example, has hundreds, perhaps thousands… Continue reading Most 3D Scans are In Jail
Smithsonian To Display Transformative 3D Tech
The venerable Smithsonian Institution plans an event to display how the technologies of 3D scanning and 3D printing will transform how they do their work. The event, Smithsonian X 3D, takes place November 13-14 in Washington DC. They say: For the first time ever, state-of-the-art 3D scanning and image-based modeling technology paired with… Continue reading Smithsonian To Display Transformative 3D Tech
3D Printed Guns at the Victoria and Albert Museum
Readers may recall the controversy earlier this year when DEFCAD produced and electronically distributed digital 3D models for the first working, 3D printable weapons. While the event was a milestone, it didn’t last long as the US Department of Defense Trade Controls seized the digital assets as they determined the digital weapons were not appropriate… Continue reading 3D Printed Guns at the Victoria and Albert Museum
3D Printing at the London Design Museum
If you happen to be in London, head to the south end of Tower Bridge, follow a narrow alleyway and you’ll soon be at the London Design Museum. It’s by no means the biggest museum in London, but it is the one with a pretty decent presentation of additive manufacturing on display this year. … Continue reading 3D Printing at the London Design Museum
London’s Science Museum Needs Your 3D Prints
The London Science Museum is developing an exhibition focused on 3D printing, set to open this October. A key part of the display will include a giant wall containing a variety of different 3D prints from different printers, using different materials and having different shapes. But where will these prints come from? The museum… Continue reading London’s Science Museum Needs Your 3D Prints