How 3D Scanning and Assassin’s Creed Could Help Rebuild Notre Dame

No doubt you’ve seen the tragic images of the fire at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris.  It is estimated the structure could take years or even decades to restore.  However, did you know that 3D scanning could be a huge help in this process? Continue reading

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Buzzed Lets You 3D Print With Beer

In the brewing process there are several waste products.  One of those is distillers grain which is the leftover malted barely after the sugar/starch (which will become the alcohol through fermentation) has been extracted.  Typically this waste is sold to farmers as feed for livestock as it’s rich in protein, but it also has the ability to be transformed into plastic and that means you could turn it into 3D printing filament. Continue reading

Would Noah Use 3D Printing to Build an Ark? The Ark Encounter Did.

I was recently in Lexington, KY and curiosity compelled me to checkout the nearby Ark Encounter.  As a scientist it was an “interesting” day, but I’ll leave all the religious and scientific discussions for someone else.  This, after all, is a 3D printing blog, not one discussing the dueling theories of intelligent design versus evolution.  You’ll see lots of things on your visit from animals to dinosaurs, but you’ll also see information on how they built the Ark and  3D printing/scanning had a role. Continue reading