Category Archives: Scan the World

INTERVIEW: an artist’s perspective on the future of 3D in museums

Alice Martin is a conceptual artist interested in the way objects are presented in museums. 3D printing, 3D scanning and CAD are some of the tools Martin currently uses to create her work, and the idea of “remixing” is thoroughly explored. “As a contemporary artist,” she explains, “I’m mainly interested in an idea, a thought, […]

Google and Stratasys collaborate to preserve cultural heritage with 3D printing

Today, established 3D printer OEM Stratasys announced that it has been collaborating with Google Arts and Culture to 3D print replicas of the world’s artifacts and historical monuments. An extension of Google’s Open Heritage 3D scanning project with CyArk the collaboration was set up to create tactile objects of the data generated in this initiative and encourage […]

UCLA reconstructs lost Tiwanaku temple with 3D printing

An archeology team at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) have reconstructed the ruins of Tiwanaku (AD 500-950), a Unesco World Heritage Site in Bolivia, using 3D modeling and 3D printing. The Tiwanaku is a Pre-Columbian (before the arrival of the Europeans) site that covers an approximate area of four km/sq around the Lake Titicaca. […]

Saving cultural landmarks with 3D scanning from Google and CyArk

Google is partnering with CyArk, a California-based non-profit established to preserve historical sites that are at risk due to conflict or natural disasters. The Open Heritage project will use CyArk’s 3D laser scanning expertise to produce 3D models of historical sites, allowing them to be explored on the Google Arts & Culture platform. Google Arts […]

Egyptian Civilisations brought to life for the BBC at Fab Lab Warrington

Egyptian artifacts discovered in the Valley of the Kings have been faithfully recreated by 3D printing at Fab Lab Warrington. A series of canopic jars, used to preserve organs for the afterlife, and other ancients objects were made as part of a festival held by the BBC that saw museums up and down the country come […]

3D printing brings V&A sculptures to patients at Great Ormond Street

Sculptures from London’s leading art and design museum, the V&A, have been brought to young patients at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH), through 3D printing. Working with GOSH Arts programme the V&A ran 3D printing workshops with children treated in isolation for bone marrow transplants. Remixing V&A sculptures in hospital beds 3D scans of V&A sculptures from […]

3D printing brings V&A sculptures to patients at Great Ormond Street

Sculptures from London’s leading art and design museum, the V&A, have been brought to young patients at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH), through 3D printing. Working with GOSH Arts programme the V&A ran 3D printing workshops with children treated in isolation for bone marrow transplants. Remixing V&A sculptures in hospital beds 3D scans of V&A sculptures from […]

Wikipedia goes 3D allowing users to upload .stls for digital reference

Wikimedia Commons, the free media repository of Wikipedia, has introduced a new tool allowing contributors to upload 3D models to the site. The 3D models, as with Wikipedia’s other media content i.e. photos, audio, vector and video files, will be embedded into the site’s existing articles, adding a new dimension to research done by the […]

Wikipedia goes 3D allowing users to upload .stls for digital reference

Wikimedia Commons, the free media repository of Wikipedia, has introduced a new tool allowing contributors to upload 3D models to the site. The 3D models, as with Wikipedia’s other media content i.e. photos, audio, vector and video files, will be embedded into the site’s existing articles, adding a new dimension to research done by the […]

3D Printing Industry Review of the year March 2017

As 2017 marched on, policy guidelines started to roll in to help encourage adption of 3D printing throughout existing industry. This month we also announced that Dr Adrian Bowyer, inventor of RepRap project, would be receiving our award for Outstanding Contribution to 3D Printing, and covered a number of events across Europe. Mapping out the future of additive […]