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More Caves From China’s Yungang Grottoes are Reproduced Thanks to 3D printing

Archeology labs, museums, and cultural heritage institutions around the world have been using 3D printing technology to fabricate countless objects and provide access to cultural heritage.  . Thanks to additive manufacturing , experiencing artwork, buildings,...

14th century doors of the Florence Baptistery restored using 3D printing

In Italy, 3D printing and scanning technology has helped to restore the south doors of the Baptistery of Florence, built around 700 years ago.  . Made from bronze, the doors were suffering from deterioration due to weather and pollution. Therefore, as part of a...

Library of Congress checks out 3D printing

Have you ever wished you could fist bump President Abraham Lincoln? Now you can -- well, after you make a print of the 3D image that the Library of Congress recently posted. The larger-than-life hand (clutching a sawed-off broomstick handle) of a larger-than-life...

Smithsonian Institution acquires full-color Mimaki 3D printer

The Smithsonian Institution has installed a full-color 3D printer from Mimaki at its Smithsonian Exhibits (SIE) studios in Landover, MD. The technology will be used by the Smithsonian to explore new exhibition practices for its various museums and offices.  . Made up...

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