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.
3D models of humans are incredibly useful for designing wearable products, ergonomic studies, and in-situ renders.
HP announced it’s buying the assets of David Vision Systems, providing an immediate 3D scanning technology for the corporation.
Just a possibly crazy idea, but why couldn’t we perform high resolution scans of humans using drones?
A report in Digital Trends describing how a shipwreck was recreated by 3D scanning and printing suggests some possibilities of the technology in archaeology.
A 3D model of the now-mostly-destroyed Temple of Bel in Palmyra, Syria suggests action be taken to capture 3D objects before they’re torn down.
There’s no shortage of ideas for 3D printing startups, but many depend on obtaining custom 3D scan information about clients, and that’s usually a difficult proposition.
A new 3D scanning option is available, but it’s not the kind of scanning system you’re used to.
This is part five of a series describing practical methods of capturing 3D scans of museum sculptures.
This is part four of a series describing practical methods of capturing 3D scans of museum sculptures.
This is part three of a series describing practical methods of capturing 3D scans of museum sculptures.
This is part two of a series describing practical methods of capturing 3D scans of museum sculptures.
This is part one of a series describing practical methods of capturing 3D scans of museum sculptures.
This is part six of a series describing practical methods of capturing 3D scans of museum sculptures.
A crowdfunding project has demonstrated a method of producing custom-fit shoes using 3D scanning that could be adapted for 3D printing.
Belgium-based Materialise announced new software that should enable medical professionals to make significantly greater use of 3D printing technologies.
The ability to create detailed 3D scans of practically anything is in everyone’s hands and most people don’t realize it.
If you haven’t tried Autodesk Memento for optical 3D processing, you might want to, especially now that it’s available for both Windows and OS X.
It seems almost everyone wants to get in on the explosion of activity happening in the 3D printing universe, but what better way than to purchase an already-operating business?
There are a lot of inexpensive 3D scanners available today, but the issue is not so much the hardware, but how the software processes the scans. itSeez3D has produced a great 3D scanning app.
Threeding.com, a rapidly expanding 3D printing community and marketplace, recently joined forces with Artec 3D
A paper from Oxford and Microsoft researchers details an experimental workflow enabling capture of 3D models using only a smartphone’s camera.
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.
Hong Kong-based ToyZeroPlus provides amazingly high-quality 3D replicas of scanned faces.
Stratasys announced an interesting joint marketing partnership in North America with Creaform, which manufactures cutting-edge 3D scanning technology.
Intel’s RealSense 3D scanning cameras have transformed the way we look at laptops. From gesture controls to 3D scanning, Intels new camera has added a whole drawer of tools to the digital toolbox we call laptops.
When artist Brian Fender was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), his outlook on life was transformed.
Plastic filament provider 3D Filament Shop has been scanning things. Including a baby.
We recently were contacted by a reader interested in 3D scanning a person. The answers to their questions may be of interest to other readers, too.
MeshMixer 2.8 has been released and it fills a very significant gap in the 123D suite of 3D applications.
We noticed three new 3D printed figurine services, but we think there’s a lot more than just three.
The technology of instantaneous 3D figure scanning became more accessible with the release of the DOOBLICATOR, a 3D scanning booth.
No, we’re not talking about 3D printing ACTUAL PETS; no, we mean 3D printed sculptures of your pets.