3D scanning

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Rock of Ages
3D Scanning Reveals 350m Year Old Tetrapod Named Tiny

3D scanning and 3D printing is used to resurrect a Tetrapod named Tiny, a 350 million year old fossil discovered inside a rock in Scotland.

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Preserving Culture with 3D Scanning
Shining 3D Supports MyMiniFactory’s “Scan the World” Digital Museum

MyMiniFactory's Scan the World collection claims to be the World’s largest 3D printable museum. It is now officially supported by Shining 3D, the global tech company.

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All the Fish!
ScanAllFish Project Turning World’s Fish into 3D Scans

University professor Adam Summers wants to create a library of 3D scans of the world's fish for research and 3D printing.

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The Best DIY 3D Scanners (You Can Build or Buy)

Did you know that you can make your own 3D scans without any special or expensive equipment? Did you know that making your own 3D scanner can actually be a very fun DIY project? Here are a number of ways you can build your own DIY 3D scanner.

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Scan and Slice
Ultimaker Integrates HP Scanning Software into Cura Slicing Software

Ultimaker has announced it will integrate HP scanning software into Ultimaker Cura, optimizing the workflow between 3D scanning and 3D printing. 

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Going Underground
LiDAR Scanning Technology Helps Archaeologists Uncover Forgotten Cities

LiDAR scanning technology offers tremendous potential to help archaeologists discover lost cities across the world.

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Super Bowl Scan
NFL Uses HP 3D Scanning Technology to Create Customized Cleats for Players

This week, HP revealed a new partnership with the National Football League, stating that all 32 teams will adopt its FitStation 3D scanning platform to create customized cleats next season.

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Scan-tastic
Shining 3D Upgrades EinScan Scanning System, Partners With TechMed 3D

This past week at CES 2018, Shining 3D unveiled new accessories and software for its EinScan 3D scanning system. The company also announced a partnership with TechMed 3D, a leader in human body scanning technology. 

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Historic Prints
Students 3D Print Diorama of Ancient Chinese History

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Scan on Demand
Shapeways Founder Launches Service That Allows You to 3D Scan and Print Yourself

The new startup Beheld, founded by former Shapeways CEO Peter Weijmarshausen and Kat Kinkead, allows people to 3D scan and print themselves. 

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Long Live the Kinect
The Kinect is Dead: Microsoft Discontinues Xbox Motion Sensor

Microsoft ceases production of its Kinect motion tracking sensor for the Xbox. Herald of a gaming future that was never to be, it lives on as an cheap and efficient scanning tool. So grab one quick.

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Artistic Touch
3D Printing Helps Blind “See” Civil War Artifacts at Virginia Museum

The Virtual Curation Laboratory in Virginia is 3D scanning and 3D printing Civil War artifacts to offer a "touch tour" for blind visitors.

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Mask Reflection
Plastic Surgeon Uses 3D Scanning and Printing to Show Clients’ their Future Face

A plastic surgeon in Turkey is using 3D scanning and printing to create masks, in color, to show patients how they'll look after surgery. 

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Celestial Bodies
3D Scanning the Statue of Christ of the Pacific Using a Drone

Jeff Cremer is a wildlife photographer who used a drone, a camera and modeling software to 3D print a replica of Christ of the Pacific.

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The Holy Scan
Scientists Use Water & Robots to Create 3D Scanning Technique

Israeli scientists create a robot arm that can accurately capture the 3D structure of complex objects by lowering them into a vat of water.