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.”

MakeUseOf: DIY Ultimate Beginner’s Guide to 3D Printing

If you’ve ever wanted to learn more about 3D printing – how it works, the vocabulary, the possibilities, etc – MakeUseOf has one heck of an overview. “You’ve probably heard of 3D printing. It was supposed to be the new ‘Industrial Revolution.’ People would be able to fabricate anything in their own homes! An upgrade for your car could be printed in a matter of minutes. It hasn’t taken over the world just yet, but I’m here to talk you through everything you need to know to get started.”

3DPrintNerd: 32 Great Online 3D Printing Services (To Get It 3D Printed)

One of those “saving to go through later because I’m woefully out of touch with this part of tech” links: 32 Great Online 3D Printing Services (To Get It 3D Printed). “In order to give you an idea of the price range found between B2B and B2C online 3d printing services, we have requested two quotes in common configurations from each: 1) SLS (Selective Laser Sintering) in Nylon and 2) FDM (Fused deposition modeling) in PLA. All prices are USD. The model requested was the renowned 3DBenchy. Some professional B2B 3D printing services didn’t reply to our request, as producing starts for them at a different level. We’ve noted this in the description accordingly. Here are 32 great online 3D printing services listed in according to their popularity.”

Medical Groups Want to Create Database of 3D Printed Hearts

An alliance of medical groups is hoping to create a database of 3D printed hearts. “With use of 3-D printed heart models expected to grow, Illinois hospital system OSF HealthCare and the federal National Institutes of Health hope to partner with the American Heart Association to improve the quality of printed hearts, with the goal of helping more patients. OSF has 10 hospitals in Illinois, all outside the Chicago area, including OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria and OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center in Rockford. The groups want to create an online database of 3-D printed hearts from patients with congenital heart defects, reviewed by experts in the field. The idea is to help standardize the process of printing hearts.”