Sydney Morning Herald: Rare Queensland-made braille globe to be replicated

Sydney Morning Herald: Rare Queensland-made braille globe to be replicated. “Richard Frank Tunley created the globe for vision-impaired people by installing metal plates on a wooden sphere that revealed landmasses by shape and with labels written in braille. The original globe is now very fragile but advancements in technology, including 3D printing and photogrammetry, along with a $10,000 of funding from the State Library of Queensland will allow it to be reproduced.”

Smithsonian: This Replica of a Tlingit Killer Whale Hat Is Spurring Dialogue About Digitization

Smithsonian: This Replica of a Tlingit Killer Whale Hat Is Spurring Dialogue About Digitization. “In all fairness, the 3D-milled replica of the original Killer Whale hat is a meticulously crafted feat of modern technology. Innovation, however, does not equate to the spiritual significance embodied by the real Kéet S’aaxw, and this differentiation is important: It’s why the Killer Whale hat (and its copy), the southeastern Alaska-based Dakl’aweidi clan and the Smithsonian Institution have become embroiled in the challenges of the ongoing issues surrounding repatriation, artifact digitization and cultural heritage.”

3Ders: Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site will let you 3D print artifacts for free

3Ders: Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site will let you 3D print artifacts for free. “A museum in Indianapolis is changing the digitization game: the Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site, home of the 23rd U.S. president, is now allowing visitors to 3D print replicas of its artifacts for free. The unique service is part of the museum’s New Century eCollection project, which will oversee the digitization of the Site’s 10,000-piece collection, ranging from statues and ornaments to gifts to the late Harrison.”

Benzinga: 3D Ninja Launches Search Engine for 3D Printable Models (PRESS RELEASE)

Benzinga: 3D Ninja Launches Search Engine for 3D Printable Models (PRESS RELEASE). “IFind3D combines all online libraries for 3D printable models in one fast and responsive engine, making it easy for end users to find 3D printable models. At the moment almost 70% of all online libraries and repositories are connected and IFind3D counts over 700.000 unique results, expected is that before the end of 2017 around 90% of all worldwide 3D printable designs will be indexed in the search engine.”

Newswise: Iowa State Geologists Develop App to Print 3-D Terrain Models of Any Place on Earth

This looks super cool, from Newswise: Iowa State Geologists Develop App to Print 3-D Terrain Models of Any Place on Earth. “Students can read all they want about geological folds, axial planes, hinge lines, antiformal synclines and synformal anticlines. But it can still be a challenge to visualize just what geologists are talking about…. So Iowa State researchers have come up with a new option – TouchTerrain. The web application is open source and free for private use through Iowa State’s GeoFabLab. It allows anybody with a 3-D printer to easily and quickly print terrain models of any place on the planet, including the ocean floor.”

MarketWatch: Threeding and Artec 3D Digitize Unique Private Paleontology Collection (PRESS RELEASE)

MarketWatch: Threeding and Artec 3D Digitize Unique Private Paleontology Collection (PRESS RELEASE). ” Threeding.com, a leading 3D printing marketplace and community, and Artec 3D, a top-tier developer and manufacturer of 3D hardware and software, today announce its latest digitization project. The two companies are now working together in the field of paleontology by digitally capturing a private paleontology collection, curated and owned by Radoslav Trayanov, one of the largest private collectors in Central and Eastern Europe. The pieces from the collection, which consist of animal remnants, impressions and traces, primarily date back to the Pliocene, Miocene and Paleocene epochs. The printable 3D models are now available for public consumption and can be purchased on Threeding.com.”