GE awarded $9M to speed up development of naval parts with 3D printing & digital twins

May.3, 2018 - A new $9 million GE program will develop a digital platform for 3D printing replacement naval parts. GE and its partners will use data-based methods to create "digital twins" of parts on various naval assets, which can be 3D printed in case the parts need to be replaced. More

GE awarded $9M to speed up development of naval parts with 3D printing & digital twins

May.3, 2018 - A new $9 million GE program will develop a digital platform for 3D printing replacement naval parts. GE and its partners will use data-based methods to create "digital twins" of parts on various naval assets, which can be 3D printed in case the parts need to be replaced. More

Google and CyArk's Open Heritage project recreates archaelogical wonders using 3D technology

Apr.20, 2018 - Google is teaming up with heritage company CyArk to launch the Open Heritage project. This is intended to give people access to some of the world's most important archaeological wonders, through images and data captured using advanced laser scanning and 3D technology. More

ACS uses robotic arm and mass spectrometry to analyze surface of irregular 3D shapes

Apr.6, 2018 - A group of chemical researchers have pioneered a new way to carry out mass spectrometry on irregular objects, with many potential applications. The technique uses a robotic arm and a 3D scanner in order to create a digital map of a surface, which directs a chemical probe to gather samples. More

Russians take AR selfies with 40-ft Vladimir Putin

Mar.5, 2018 - A 40-foot 'hologram' of Vladimir Putin has been installed near the Olympic Training Center in Tyumen, Russia. Those looking to catch a glimpse of the augmented reality President (dressed in judo gear) must first install an app on their phone. More

Samsung Galaxy S9 (available in lilac) to be unveiled in AR

Feb.24, 2018 - Attendees of Samsung's forthcoming Unpacked 2018 launch event will get a chance to see the Samsung Galaxy S9 via a special augmented reality presentation. The new smartphone will be available in a new lilac color. More

'Civilisations': epic BBC doc gets companion AR app

Feb.9, 2018 - BBC R&D, part of the British Broadcasting Corporation, has launched the Civilisations Augmented Reality (AR) app, which was created with digital agency Nexus Studios. 3D scanning was used to digitize many fascinating artifacts, including famous artworks, for the app. More

Augmented reality smart glasses let you see life through George Washington's eyes

Feb.6, 2018 - Major US historical sites like George Washington's Mount Vernon plantation house and James Monroe's Highland estate are being modernized with augmented reality (AR) tours that utilize smart glasses. ARtGlass is partnering with Epson to provide the futuristic technology. More

Disney's new Magic Bench AR/VR technology lets you interact with 3D characters without a headset

Aug.7, 2017 - Interactive rides at Disney's amusement parks could soon get a whole lot more interesting thanks to a recent AR project unveiled by Disney Research. Called the Magic Bench, the tech lets users become a part of a mixed reality experience without the need for a mobile device or headset. More

Modular TAC.TILES interface creates new possibilities for 3D modeling

Jun.28, 2017 - Comprised of 15 independent modules, Simon Van Pottelbergh's TAC.TILES 3D modeling interface brings the computer interface back to a physical manifestation. Designers can create 3D models in a matter of minutes, but without sacrificing any of the user's tactility or intuition. More

HTC launches MakeVR to turn Vive into 3D printing VR design tool

Mar.29, 2017 - HTC's Vive virtual reality system can now be used as a unique 3D design tool. The MakeVR app provides a virtual reality design workshop with a number of tools for 3D objects to be designed. The finished virtual project can then be sent to a 3D printer to make a real-life object. More

India to expand virtual tourism with 3D reproductions of Buddhist Circuit monuments

Mar.10, 2017 - India's Science and Technology Ministry has announced a plan to reproduce monuments from the country's Buddhist Circuit using 3D technologies. Though the ministry has not released many details about the project so far, it says it is part of the effort to virtually promote India's architectural heritage. More

Apple could 3D print an X-ray device for inspecting iPhones and iPads

Jan.27, 2017 - Apple has filed a patent for an X-ray device that would be used to scan iPhones, iPads, and other tech to check for internal faults. The patent also suggests the inspection device could be 3D printed. More

3D Systems announces updated VR scenarios for surgical training

Jan.27, 2017 - The longstanding 3D tech company has just announced a series of pivotal enhancements to its line of Virtual Reality (VR) medical training simulators. Aimed at training surgeons and doctors, the 3D Systems line of VR technologies allows users to practice and perfect surgical procedures in an advanced VR environment. More

New Intel retail platform: in-store 3D knitting, virtual reality, stock management robots

Jan.17, 2017 - Intel CEO Brian Krzanich has announced that Intel will be developing in-store 3D knitting technology that will be part of the Intel Responsive Retail Platform (Intel RRP), a horizontal platform for connecting retail hardware, software, APIs, and sensors in a standardized way. More

HTC launches Vive Studios, VR gaming and content studio to rival Oculus

Dec.9, 2016 - Over the past few days, attendees of VRX 2016 expo have been treated to a slew of new virtual reality innovations. Perhaps ones of the most exciting announcements there came from HTC, maker of the HTC Vive VR viewer, which presented Vive Studios, a new development and publishing studio for virtual reality content. More

New SketchUp Viewer for HoloLens lets users see full-scale 3D models in ARVR

Nov.8, 2016 - Trimble, developer of popular 3D modeling program SketchUp, has just released SketchUp Viewer, a new app that can be used with Microsoft's HoloLens that allows users to not only visualize their 3D models, but to see them within a real-world context and in full scale. More

WhiteClouds' 3DyourMAP service offers 3D printed maps generated from drone images

Nov.4, 2016 - WhiteClouds, a 3D printing cloud provider, is launching 3DyourMAP, a service for full-scale color 3D printed models produced from drone data. The service will be available through DroneDeploy's App Market, the first app store for the drone industry. More

MarkAny develops DRM and piracy protection for 3D print files

Mar.31, 2016 - Korean DRM firm MarkAny has set its sights on the protection of intellectual property within the world of 3D printing with 3D SAFER. The new system uses a number of different technologies to keep valuable 3D model files protected from piracy. More

Fashion designer adds a third dimension to apparel design with '3D weaving'

Jul.31, 2015 - Using a custom-made loom, Hu created a line of red dresses that feature 3D structures woven from linen threads using a 3D weaving technique that he developed. More

Turn your desktop into a workshop with Nomad CNC mill and 3D printer

May.5, 2014 - The Nomad 883 is a ready to run CNC milling machine that can be used in any office, shop or studio. Made with the goal of making CNC milling as easy to do as 3D printing. More

Microslice: a mini Arduino laser cutter & engraver 

Jan.26, 2014 -  Gregory L Holloway decided to make his own mini laser engraver. He has called the project the MicroSlice, an adorable mini laser cutter & engraver.  More 

Poppy turns your iPhone into a 3D camera, 100% funded on Kickstarter in 9 hours

Jun.27, 2013 -   Launched yesterday on Kickstarter, Poppy is an iPhone accessory that turns your iPhone or iPod into a 3D camera. More

Tiny Chiplets: creating the future of smart 3D printed objects 

Apr.10, 2013 -  Researchers at Xerox's Palo Alto Research Center (PARC) have developed tiny chiplets that are smaller than a grain of sand. More 

Personalized bed, table or desk based on your DNA

Apr.5, 2013 -   Tjep. is making these unique work of art by taking genetic profiles, mapping them with 3-D imaging, and transforming a person's individual DNA into one-of-a-kind creations. More

Creating complex 3D metallic structures at nanoscale

Oct.30, 2012 -   Scientists from Aalto University in Finland and the University of Washington in the US have just demonstrated how to create complex three-dimensional structures at nanoscale by combining ion processing and nanolithography. More

Using laser beam to 3D print biological tissue on a micrometer scale 

Aug.28, 2012 -  Researchers at the Vienna University of Technology have developed a new method to grow biological tissue or to create micro sensors by using a laser beam. More 

Disney's physical face cloning method can create a robotic clone of a real person 

Aug.15, 2012 -  Researchers at Disney Research, Zürich, ETH Zürich, and Walt Disney Imagineering R&D have developed a new computational face cloning method they say could great simplify and speed up the process. More 

Measuring 3D objects using only a camera and video projector

Aug.15, 2012 -   Researchers at Advanced Industrial Science and Technology institute (AIST) in Hiroshima, Japan are using only a camera and projector to measuring objects in 3D. More

Canon's Mixed Reality System fuses real and virtual worlds 

Jun.25, 2012 -  Canon announced last week the MR (Mixed Reality) System, a new product design tool that allows users to evaluate a product's design and operability by replacing physical prototypes with virtual ones. MR System is an image data processing technology that seamlessly integrates the real and virtual worlds in real time.  More 

How to build your own DIWire Bender 

Jun.21, 2012 -  New-York based consultancy Pensa created DIWire Bender which prints customized 3D shapes. The DiWire Bender got so many attention from media and a lot of people have been asking how to put it together.  More 

LightPlot: a robotic system painting with light in 3D space 

May.18, 2012 -  Ben Cowell had never coded in C# or WPF, nor any engineering or electrical experience before he started building a robotic 3D light painting system. He got the idea from his early NXT experiment and robotics. More 

Pensa's new DIWire Bender prints customized 3D shapes 

May.4, 2012 -  The DIWire Bender is a rapid prototype machine that bends metal wire to produce 2D or 3D shapes. Wire unwinds from a spool, passes through a series of wheels that straighten it, and then feeds through the bending head, which moves around in 3 dimensions to create the desired bends and curves. More 

Fujitsu develops world's first technology to retrieve and reuse partially similar 3D CAD models

May.3, 2012 -   Fujitsu Laboratories Limited and Fujitsu Research and Development Center have developed a technology for retrieving partially similar models from stored 3D CAD models. More

A self-positioning and representing blanket used for 3D modeling 

May.2, 2012 -  Created by Studio NMinusOne at the University of Toronto's Responsive Architecture at Daniels school, IM Blanky is a self-positioning and representing blanket. More 

casio 3d printed sculpture Casio can convert 2D photos to 3D sculpture using 3D printer

Jan.13, 2012 -   Casio is trying to take a step in 3D printing world. At CES 2012 they are not showing much new cameras, but a 2D to 3D conversion technology. More

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violin replicaStradivarius violin recreated using X-ray scanner and CNC 

Nov.30, 2011 - X-ray scanner, which is normally used to detect cancers and injuries, is now used by a team of experts to create a 1704 Stradivarius violin. More 

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Microsoft's HoloDesk - Play with 3D Objects  

Nov.25, 2011 - Microsoft is experimenting with a "holodesk" which three-dimensional virtual objects can be moved by hand. Users can stack blocks or juggle virtual balls. More  

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