3D Printing and Scanning Revolutionizing Museums

I was watching the 3rd and final installment of the Night at the Museum the other day where the exhibits literally spring to life.  This type of thing may not be too far away thanks to 3D printing and scanning technology.  The Smithsonian Museums already have a large amount of items scanned and available publicly as part of the Smithsonian X 3D project.  The Smithsonian even 3D scanned President Obama to create a life mask and 3D printed bust as part of his display for the National Portrait Gallery. Continue reading