The British Museum announced an incredible project: they are digitizing their entire collection.
This week’s selection is a lifelike recreation of Bonnie Prince Charlie.
One of the key applications for 3D scanning is automotive repair and enhancement.
NVIDIA has released new open source code for Neurangelo, a powerful AI-based 3D tool.
Phase3D has developed a sophisticated real-time quality control system for powder-based 3D printers they call “Fringe”.
So you want to buy a 3D scanner? These are the nine questions you should be asking.
Free scanning with app is a prelude to a state-of-the-art 3D scanning camera.
I’ve realized there is yet another way to leverage AI for 3D printing that might be easy to do.
Small museums should consider 3D scanning their collections.
I recently had the opportunity to try out AESUB’s 3D scanning spray.
After the iPhone X was released in 2017, the general public became more aware of 3D scanners.
This week’s selection is the incredible 3D printed garden tractor by Reddit contributor “FeckMeGently”.
3D scanning can appear to be complex, but there are actually only a few standard steps required.
An interesting view of 3D printing from outside the industry.
What are the implications for 3D printing from the development of an interaction-free quantum camera?
This week’s question is all about how to 3D print an enormous metal house ornament.
Polycam falls short in reality capture of detailed parts.
I’ve been testing the Luma 3D scanning app, which uses the new NeRF method, and it’s amazing.
There’s an entirely new way to 3D scan objects, and it’s going to change everything.
New research has proven it is possible to use drones to 3D print large objects.
Aetrex announced they are now providing comprehensive 3D data for foot scans, which can be used for 3D printing.
Charles R. Goulding provides thoughts on the relationship between 3D technology and dinosaurs.
This week’s selection is “Maps for Time Travelers: How Archaeologists Use Technology to Bring Us Closer to the Past” by Mark D McCoy.
If there’s one person that’s shaking up the world of 3D scanning, it’s Cosmo Wenman.
This week’s question relates to a very unusual 3D printing requirement.
A fascinating experiment at the Historical Museum of the City of San Francisco in Argentina showed it’s possible to obtain high quality 3D scans through glass.
Researchers at NVIDIA have created a unique method of producing 3D models from 2D images.
SHINING 3D has developed a very unusual 3D scanner.
Artec 3D released the latest version of their scanning software, Artec Studio 17.
Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi look at the new practice of 3D printing cremation urns for the deceased.
I took a look at a Scaniverse, a very useful handheld 3D scanning app.
There are several basic approaches to achieving a 3D scan, but one you may not have heard of is photometric stereo scanning.
Researchers have developed a method of 3D scanning that can resolve structures as small as 7nm, or 0.000007mm.
I just discovered a very interesting tool that should be of interest to anyone performing 3D scanning.
Polycam launched a key 3D service for Ukraine.
Our evaluation of Capturing Reality’s new mobile 3D scanning app continues.
Capturing Reality released a mobile version of their powerful 3D scanning system, and we gave it a test.
News broke about a lawsuit filed by Artec 3D regarding the intellectual property of their software suite.
If you’re in the market for a vehicle, you’ve got a big decision ahead of you
Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi examine how the U.S. military is using digital twins for helicopter development.
Artec 3D released Artec Studio 16, along with a brand new cloud service.
Charles R. Goulding and Ryan Donley discuss recent 3D printing advancements in the dental industry.
Intel announced it is exiting the RealSense depth camera business.
Thor 3D announced several very intriguing new software features for their 3D scanning system.
How complex is reverse engineering, and is it a major activity?
Researchers have developed a new algorithm that could light up the 3D printed fashion industry.
The first app able to use Apple’s new Object Capture API has appeared: PhotoCatch.
While addressing animals on the endangered species list is a major undertaking, 3D scanning and 3D printing can preserve these Vanishing Legacies.
On May 25 and 26, 2021, Cimquest held its annual Xpand3D event, virtually.
Shining 3D announced a new bundle combining hardware with targeted application software.
Girl Gang Garage has partnered with Stratasys to fully “3D” their latest project.
Quality has become one of the most important aspects of additive manufacturing, and there’s an unusual way to ensure quality using CT scans.
A company is offering perfectly-fitting swim goggles with 3D technology.
An interesting application of several 3D technologies took place in London recently.
Polyga is offering powerful software that can be used with self-built 3D scanners.
Thor3D announced a partnership with ProtoTech to allow for Calibry 3D scans to be used with 3DMeasureUp.
Shining 3D has released a new version of their 3D scanning software for EinScan devices, version 3.6.
Charles R. Goulding and Ryan Donley examine Air Force demand for reverse engineering using 3D scanning and 3D printing.
A citizen 3D scanner has captured and 3D printed a now-demolished building.
This week’s question is about photogrammetry services.
Shining 3D has launched a new reverse engineering service.
A new open source tool could greatly aid the simplification of basic 3D scans.
In an interesting short video, 3D print service Qualified3D demonstrates a method for producing mass customized objects.
Adobe announced the coming availability of a new feature in their Capture app: Scantastic.
This week’s selection is the Rzhev Memorial 3D scan by Thor3D.
The Gloucester Candlestick has been faithfully recreated in a new 3D print.
It’s wasn’t too many years ago that inspecting a bridge, evaluating safe passage, or planning a route took a brave soul to volunteer or a less brave soul to draw the short straw.
This week’s question delves into the science of producing life-size head sculptures using 3D scanning and 3D printing.
A helmet manufacturer is using distributed 3D scanning technology to produce bespoke products for customers.
Researchers have found a way to reverse engineer a 3D printed part by examining its microstructure.
I spoke to some folks from Superfeet Worldwide, who described how they use 3D printing technology in their footwear operation.
This week’s selection is “Integrating 3D Modeling, Photogrammetry and Design” by David Halbstein.
Some providers of 3D software are adapting their products to allow more easy work-at-home activities.
Scientific research into using 3D bioprinting to re-create and regenerate human limbs and organs from patient-specific DNA is progressing slowly but surely.
Anna Shcherbinina has been working at Artec 3D for nine years.
It turns out the Smithsonian has a relatively large (for museums) library of downloadable 3D models for 3D printing. We’re trying one now.
This week’s question is from reader Rinaldi Gotama, who asks about 3D scanning.
A researcher wants to know more about how you use photogrammetry, and you can fill out his survey to help a research project.
Need help transforming a 3D scan into a 3D model? One way is to use R3DS Wrap, whose new version has some powerful 3D modeling capabilities.
How do you make aircraft wings resistant to icing? By carefully 3D scanning the way wing icing occurs, and 3D printing test wings.
Advanced Manufacturing is the use of innovative technology to improve products or processes. Today, these advancements are especially prominent in the healthcare industry, where we see innovations in prosthetics, dentistry, and medical models.
Ever wonder when 3D scanning was invented? It seems that a form of 3D scan, called Photosculpture, was developed in the 1800s by a French artist.
A new 3D printing startup, Womp, is taking an unusual path to offer several 3D services to the public in an easy to use fashion.
Adrian Bowyer proposes an incredible 3D printing process that could 3D print objects instantly in many materials, including copper and titanium.
Need an automated 3D scanner for small objects like jewelry? Consider the new Artec Turntable device with the Artec Space Spider to capture high rez scans.
Multi-material 3D printing and machining is possible on the Diabase Engineering H-Series Machine Tool. It offers 3D printing and several milling options .
If you’re engineering hardware that has any one of: a camera, an LED, a display, an IR sensor, a lens, a laser, a reflector, or an optical fiber, guess what?!
Dawn Morse is the co-founder of Holodeck 3D Studios, a 3D photography and printing studio.
Industry expert Todd Grimm set the stage for RAPID + TCT 2019 with a speedy rundown of what’s new in 3D printing.
I’m looking at an interesting 3D model service called Bodyblock.
This is an entry in our 3D Print Learning Series, focusing on 3D Scanning.
The recent fire at Notre Dame in Paris was certainly a tragedy, but it also hints at the future of 3D printing.
We’ve received additional information about the IVI 3D printer detailed last week.
I’m looking at some details on an upcoming 3D printer that seems too good to believe.
Scan Dimension has released a new tabletop 3D scanner, the SOL.