The Smithsonian Institution

Investor's Business Daily
November 2013
Investors Business Daily;11/15/2013, pA02
The Smithsonian Institution is making more of its collection accessible to schools and the public via 3D scanning and printing. It's creating 3D models of historic relics such as Amelia Earhart's flight suit and a woolly mammoth fossil. It teamed up with AutoDesk to launch a 3D online viewer that lets users download and recreate objects with a 3D printer, making teaching lessons more interactive.


Related Articles

  • NELS MUSES.  // ABQ Correspondent;Jul2012, Issue 200, p3 

    This section offers news briefs relating to three-dimensional (3D) printing as of July 2012. The Smithsonian is reportedly home to around 137 million items, most of which are not on display at any one time, but 3D printing is expected to assist in making the process of tracking them easier. The...

  • WHAT WE'RE 3D-PRINTING NOW: TREASURES. BROWNELL, BLAINE // Architect;Nov2013, Vol. 102 Issue 11, p40 

    The article discusses the contribution of three-dimensional (3D)-printing technologies to research institutions and museums in the context of a 3D conference organized by the Smithsonian Institution on November 13-14, 2013.

  • THE FINE ART OF FORGERY. GRABAR, HENRY // Atlantic;Jul/Aug2015, Vol. 316 Issue 1, p20 

    The article discusses the Smithsonian Institution's use of 3-D printing technology to create reproductions of artifacts such as the skulls of fossil hominids. Details on the process of scanning artifacts or casts of artifacts to create digital models and preparing 3-D printed replicas are...

  • Big Opportunity. Clough, G. Wayne // Smithsonian;Nov2010, Vol. 41 Issue 7, p28 

    The article discusses steps that the educational and research institute the Smithsonian Institution is taking to expand educational opportunities for U.S. students. Claudine Brown, the director of education at the Smithsonian, is using technology to address educational issues facing U.S....

  • Field Trip! Small, Lawrence M. // Smithsonian;Mar2006, Vol. 36 Issue 12, p14 

    The article presents information on educational programs and opportunities from the Smithsonian Museums in Washington D.C. and their web site. The author looks at the Smithsonian Teachers' Night at the Smithsonian National Postal Museum in October 2005, where teachers were introduced to the...

  • From the Castle. Clough, G. Wayne // Smithsonian;May2013, Vol. 44 Issue 2, p6 

    The article discusses digital interactions between the Smithsonian Institution and visitors. It comments on the digitization of the Smithsonian's art and artifacts, the Smithsonian mobile device application (app), and three-dimensional (3-D) printing. The Smithsonian's construction of a digital...

  • LASER COWBOYS. STROMBERG, JOSEPH // Smithsonian;May2013, Vol. 44 Issue 2, p57 

    The article discusses three-dimensional (3-D) printing, commenting on the work of Vince Rossi and Adam Metallo, employees of the Smithsonian Institution's Digitization Program Office. It comments on the process of digitizing the Smithsonian's collections, including a sculpture of the face of...

  • It's right at the museum.  // Industrial Engineer: IE;May2012, Vol. 44 Issue 5, p12 

    The article discusses the additive manufacturing of a life-size replica of a sculpture of U.S. president Thomas Jefferson from the Monticello estate in Virginia with three-dimensional (3-D) printing. The Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C. and...

  • Calif. clearinghouse takes steps closer to fruition; SIIA seeks publisher input.  // Electronic Education Report;02/02/2000, Vol. 7 Issue 2, p5 

    Reports that the California Department of Education has approved the implementation of a clearinghouse mechanism for all technology-based instructional materials.


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics