Artec Ambassador Central Scanning took part in a remarkable project to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings. Bringing together volunteers dressed in authentic World War II allied uniforms, the 3D scanning specialists at Central Scanning digitally captured them in various poses in minutes using Artec Leo, a professional handheld 3D scanner for creating incredibly lifelike 3D models of objects of all kinds. The scans were then used to make plaster molds, from which award-winning garden designer John Everiss created his intricate metal sculptures from hundreds of precisely-welded washers. The end result is a Normandy clifftop installation of ghost-like figures that appear to be dissolving into thin air.
3D Build & Play is the world’s first 3D printing product for ages 4+. From the maker of the award winning 3Doodler Start, 3D Build & Play brings together the power of 3D creation and storytelling in a fun, easy to use way. Use the 3D Build & Play and special molds to create Jim the Giraffe and his friends, and read along with our specially written story and “pop-up” backgrounds as you take them on a journey from the jungle to the city, and back again. As a tactile learning toy, 3D Build & Play teaches fine motor skills, hand-on learning and three dimensional thinking, all while cranking away and having a ton of fun!
For Sergey Karyakin and his team at SNAG Racing, high-performance isn’t good enough. They use their Artec Eva to digitally capture a range of parts for their Can-Am Maverick X3 RS Turbo R and go from there. Using various CAD solutions, they take the 3D models created from Eva’s scans and modify these parts to be lighter, faster, and more durable. Then they 3D print or CNC mill them in the latest materials, including metal, carbon, Kevlar, etc. The result? Next-level performance and multiple trophies in cross-country races around the world.
Throughout the world, the disabilities some men and women have to deal with in their daily lives raises a need for adapted equipment.
In facing this challenge, 3D printing turns out to be a great way of making assistive aids accessible to everyone and adapted to the specific needs of each. Today, we are going to focus on the reasons why 3D printing is perceived as a promising technology in this area, and what types of assistive aids are achieved with additive manufacturing. But first, let’s have a look at the difficulties of developing such equipment.
Just like Adobe Dimension itself, Simoul Alva makes impossible things happen. The 23-year-old designer and art director didn’t need to wait for graduation to begin working on two different continents. And now, she has already placed herself at the global forefront of designers working with cutting-edge technology.