Category Archives: Dubai Future Foundation

3D printing the world’s oldest ham

The town of Smithfield, Virginia is famous across the United States thanks to one of its more unusual tourist attractions – a 115-year-old ham. Originally cured in 1902 by the food and beverage company, Gwaltney Foods, the world’s oldest ham will turn 116 this Saturday and received an early birthday present as students from the Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) 3D […]

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 […]

Bringing classical architecture back with 3D printing

EDG, a New York city based architectural design studio, is using 3D printing to restore and recreate intricate details in historic architecture. Classical style, 3D printed Inspired by the slated demolition of a historical building on New York’s Fifth Avenue, EDG began planning financially viable ways to restore other old buildings. Speaking to Designboom, EDG […]

Dubai combats ISIS destruction with 3D printed artefact reconstructions at UN HQ

When the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) wreaked havoc across regions of Syria and Iraq, they also destroyed countless Assyrian, Greek and Roman artefacts in museums and on site. In an effort to preserve the cultural heritage and archaeological sites of the region, institutes such as the Dubai Future Foundation (DFF) are 3D […]

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority enters 3D printing and ‘Industrial Internet’ understanding with GE Additive

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with GE Additive (NYSE:GE) headquartered in Fairfield, Connecticut. The collaboration between the two …