Museums & 3D Printing

The British Columbia  Museums Association invited us to give an educational seminar on 3D printing at their 57th annual convention in Parksville. We covered the basics of 3D printing and also gave an online demonstration of a 3D scanner presented by our partners Proto 3000. These could be valuable tools for the museums in Canada as well as the historical and archaeological communities.  There were many ideas we had to offer on how to use 3D printing in museums such as printing display artifacts that could be touched and handled and artifacts that could be printed for home purchase but some of the museum curators in attendance already had their own ideas on possible uses such as printing custom display mounts for artifacts. Just goes to show how 3D printing technology can be shown to multiple people who can all come up with their own idea on how to use it.

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