Image: 3D-printing the head of of Thomas Jefferson.
"With just 2 percent of the Smithsonian’s archive of 137 million items available to the public at any one time, an effort is under way at the world’s largest museum and research institution to adopt 3D tools to expand its reach around the country.
CNET has learned that the Smithsonian has a new initiative to create a series of 3D-printed models, exhibits, and scientific replicas—as well as to generate a new digital archive of 3D models of many of the physical objects in its collection.”
Smithsonian turns to 3D to bring collection to the world | Geek Gestalt - CNET News, submitted by nopeaceforus

Image: 3D-printing the head of of Thomas Jefferson.

"With just 2 percent of the Smithsonian’s archive of 137 million items available to the public at any one time, an effort is under way at the world’s largest museum and research institution to adopt 3D tools to expand its reach around the country.

CNET has learned that the Smithsonian has a new initiative to create a series of 3D-printed models, exhibits, and scientific replicas—as well as to generate a new digital archive of 3D models of many of the physical objects in its collection.”

Smithsonian turns to 3D to bring collection to the world | Geek Gestalt - CNET News, submitted by nopeaceforus