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.
Yes, 3D printed fingerprints can fool smartphone scanners. No, that shouldn’t keep you up at night.
For some designers and engineers, 3D scanning physical objects to use as reference models can be the ultimate time-saver.
Google Arts and Culture is using Stratasys’ 3D printing technology to accurately recreate ancient history.
We’re giving a new 3D scanning app a quick test today.
This week’s question delves into the mysterious world of 3D scanning and 3D modeling, typically unknown territory for 3D printing newbies.
This week’s question comes from reader Jim Hohimer.
A reader comment got me thinking about the future of 3D printed repairs.
Charles Goulding and Andressa Bonafe of R&D Tax Savers discuss 3D printing and artifact restoration.
Have you heard of “continuous-time structure from motion”? You may hear a lot more soon.
An unbelievable cultural catastrophe occurred in Rio de Janeiro, when the country’s national museum caught fire and destroyed all.
Researchers have developed a very tricky method to embed tracking information into 3D prints.
Some folks found a way to 3D print full color cityscapes directly from Google Earth.
I’ve been playing with the new Amazon Part Finder, and had some thoughts about where this tech could go.
Google’s DeepMind project has developed some interesting 3D capabilities.
If you’ve even used a handheld 3D scanner, you know what’s going to happen.
Some interesting research at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University on 3D scanning may offer some very intriguing possibilities.
Good news for those looking to add 3D capabilities to any device or machine as Intel recently released their RealSense 400 series depth cameras.
It turns out that Microsoft has now officially ceased production of their popular 3D sensor, the Kinect. What does this mean for 3D printing?
UK researchers have developed a very effective method of producing reasonably accurate 3D models from a single, 2D image.
One of the best cloud services for photogrammetry just changed itself around.
After making a splash and swimming around a bit with its Multi Jet Fusion (MJF) 3D printing technology, HP is now stepping into the custom footwear race with a new 3D scanning solution dubbed the FitStation.
I’ve been contemplating the implications of a world in which anyone can 3D scan anything and print out a replica.
Researchers at UBC have developed an incredible system for capturing 3D models from static images.
When I started in 3D printing some ten years ago, it was an open question as to what successful application would take on 3D printing aside from prototyping.
3D scanners have never been as available as they are today, but what are the ways they can be used for 3D printing?
I had a thought about the implications of increasing levels of production 3D printing.
One of the ways to generate 3D models is through 3D scanning, which might become more available with Occipital’s 3D sensor.
The most famous shipwreck will soon be digitally captured in 3D.
A research paper describes a new system that theoretically enables you to build a relatively accurate 3D model of a human face from a still image.
Windows 10 now includes Paint 3D, a simple 3D modeling program.