To create the model, the team first used Mcor's SliceIT software to separate the digital map model into smaller tiles, then they printed each part out and subsequently glued them together.
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Matt Wickham has modernized model railroading through 3D printing. Wickham used Shapeways for most of the 3D printing to create his Metropolitan Railway.
Archeologist Ashley Richter and computer scientist Vid Petrovic are planning to launch an art exhibition in San Diego, California, with a little help from the Kickstarter community.
The funds from this new campaign, which launched July 23rd, will be added to an $850,000 seed funding round that the company has raised over the past four months.
MakerBot and Florida Polytechnic University, just announced the opening of a MakerBot Innovation Center which Florida Poly is calling a Rapid Application Development (RAD) Makerspace.
While 3D cadavers may replace plastic models with higher resolution models, medical researchers are debating whether their use in medical schools will be broad or limited.
3D printing offers a way for medical devices to be customized for children who may have any number of developmental disorders that make simply adapting an adult medical device for kids impractical.
NASA has released 21 3D printable models on their site, include the asteroid Eros, Mars’ Gale Crater and both the near and far sides of the Earth’s Moon.
The show will bring to Hong Kong its first significant symposium dedicated to the technology, with a full list of exhibitors and speakers.
Companies like Stryker are creating innovative orthopedic and cardiovascular products, while others like Organovo are working on 3D printed organs and tissue.