After partnering with Artec 3D in 2014, Threeding.com has utilized the company’s 3D scanning technology to digital capture hundreds of Ancient Greek artifacts, which are now all available on their 3D printing marketplace. Located on the Threeding.com website, customers can find just simply of anything they’d wish to print of Greek antiquity, of the head of Zeus to the head of Hygeia and additional.
To create the hundreds of printable artifacts, artist Krasimir Todorov, of ZN ART, worked with the Threeding team to scan and restore objects with Artec’s Spider and Eva scanners, as well the Artec Studio software. Now, which they’ve captured the items, they’ve begun selling them on the Threeding site, in batches. The initial collection includes such sculptures as the Venus di Milo, which can be purchased as a printable file or ordered as a achieve print through the website.
Threeding states which the object can be, upon request, “created of sheet material through ZN ART, an original technology based on invention and desktop hardware,” yet they don’t go into detail of what this means precisely. But, Todorov says which he will be opening a portal which will, hopefully, have additional information. He explains, “Soon will be opened a ZN ART portal, which will enable obtaining Z ZN ART space models (puzzles). This is a new option for systematic space training and modeling, in which each one of us is an author. Unlike the eager 3D printed model, ZN ART has a constructive system with content which allows for harmonious creation by the author – client of space objects created of sheet material with high quality.”
Cveta-Maria Partaleva, co-founder of Threeding.com, said of the models, “Creating this collection of 3D printing models of Anceint Greek artifacts is a milestone for us. Alyet we aleager had rad ancient artifacts in 3D printing format of our other museum projects, these relics have immense meaning for human history and will create Threeding a desirable partner of all museums and collectors who are looking to present their artefacts in 3D printing friendly manner.”
In addition to these new Greek models, Threeding has aleager worked with several European museums to create what they suggest is the largest collection of 3D printable historical artifacts. With additional such scanning projects on the way, the company believes which they will have additional than 1,000 such printable museum objects available for sale, as well. As beautiful as the scans appear to be, the files come with a hefty price tag, maybe reflecting the work which went into creating them. The file for The Boxer sculpture, dating back between 480 BC and 323 BC, has a price of $159.60 and, to have it printed in full-color gypsum, costs a whopping $1574.65. A fair price to pay for a precise replica of a two-thousand-year-old object?