Category Archives for 3d Scanning

3d Printing Saves a Baby’s Life

When a six week baby’s windpipe collapsed, blocking airflow to his lungs, doctors at the University of Michigan decided to try a new technique using 3d printing to save his life.  Glenn Green, M.D. scanned the baby’s windpipe with a … Continue reading

23. May 2013 by admin
Categories: 3d Printers, 3d Scanning, News

MakerBot Digitizer Scanning for 3D Printing

MakerBot announced today a new product called the MakerBot Digitizer.  The Digitizer combines laser and camera sensor input to scan an item on a rotating platform.  The 3d model of the scan can then be 3d printed on a Makerbot … Continue reading

08. March 2013 by admin
Categories: 3d Scanning, News

3d Print a New Skull

Patients with severe skull injuries can have their bone structure imaged and have a custom implant 3d printed that fits perfectly with their existing bone structure.  The FDA has just approved the 3d printed skull implants from Oxford Performance Materials. … Continue reading

25. February 2013 by admin
Categories: 3d Printers, 3d Scanning, News

3d Systems Teams with Creaform

3d Systems is following the path we predicted when they acquired Geomagic and announced a new design tool created in cooperation with Creaform called Go!Model.  The design tool fills a gap in the market for entry level scanning software.  Go!Model is … Continue reading

18. February 2013 by admin
Categories: 3d Scanning, Investing

3d Printed Custom Pez Dispensers

When they were approached by a client wanting a unique 3d printed Holiday gift for the client’s employees, 3d printed jewelry company Hot Pop Factory came up with a novel mix of candy and 3d scanning.  They scanned each employee’s head … Continue reading

29. January 2013 by admin
Categories: 3d Scanning, News

3d Printed Hearing Aid for the Perfect Fit

Completely personalized products are one of the core reasons 3d printing will take off.  A Danish firm has taken that mentality and applied it to hearing aids.  A new patient gets their ear scanned by a 3d scanner, which creates … Continue reading

11. January 2013 by admin
Categories: 3d Printers, 3d Scanning

3d Printing Dinosaur Fossils Instead of Digging

Palaentologist Sergio Azevedo could have dug out the fossil he found by hand, painstakingly chiseling away rock bit by bit, hoping he didn’t accidentally shatter a dinosaur tooth with one misstep. Instead, he 3d printed the bones. He used a … Continue reading

10. January 2013 by admin
Categories: 3d Scanning, News

Photos to 3d Models with Cubify Capture

3d Systems is challenging Autodesk’s 123d Capture tool with their new Cubify Capture.  The website allows you to upload a set of images, and the server will generate a 3d model from the images.  As we said in the 123D … Continue reading

09. January 2013 by admin
Categories: 3d Scanning, News, Tutorials

3d Systems Buys Geomagic

3d printing giant 3d Systems is getting a little bigger. They announced today they will buy Geomagic, Inc. Geomagic provides high quality tools for converting 3d scans to printable content.  Their Geomagic Studio is the top product for reverse engineering … Continue reading

03. January 2013 by admin
Categories: 3d Scanning, Investing, News

The Future of Military Logistics is 3d Printing

The US Defense Logistics budget is estimated to be $454 million for 2012.  That includes replacement parts, fuel for transporting supplies, and maintenance.  The military logistics pathways spend millions of dollars shipping replacement parts across the world.  A proof-of-concept project … Continue reading

12. December 2012 by admin
Categories: 3d Printed Firearms, 3d Printers, 3d Scanning, Metal 3D Printing

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