Tech reporter

Matthew McMillion

As a senior editor at Artec 3D, Matthew McMillion writes about cutting-edge 3D scanning solutions and the brilliant people using them to change the world, scan after scan. Originally from Silicon Valley, Matthew’s experience in the tech industry began in a California software company in the early 1990s. Since then, he’s worked with thousands of partners and clients around the world, in companies and organizations of all sizes and spheres, from agriculture to zoology.

For the first decade of his career, Matthew built a foundation in software & hardware sales, business development, and training, before transitioning over to writing, editing, and teaching, where he’s been ever since.

In addition to being a researcher, published author, voice actor, and teacher of creative writing, Matthew is a voracious reader, and long ago lost track of the exact number of books across his shelves.

«Creativity exists more in the searching than in the finding.» — Stephen Nachmanovitch

Latest articles

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DNH 155: How Artec Space Spider helped reconstruct a 2-million-year-old skull

Archaeologists working in South Africa’s “Cradle of Humankind” utilized a handheld 3D scanner during excavation & manual reconstruction to help safely piece back together an extremely rare hominid cranium from hundreds of unearthed fragments.

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How the University of Dundee uses Artec 3D scanners in their Medical Art program and beyond

University medical art students need accurate 3D models as a foundation for their work as medical illustrators. The University of Dundee teaches them how to use Artec Eva and Space Spider for creating 3D models.

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Artec 3D scanners go over the Andes to shine new light on the history of ancient Peru

An archaeologist needed a way to digitally preserve ancient Peruvian artifacts and petroglyphs in damp, humid conditions, far more reliably and quickly than traditional photogrammetry.

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What is a CMM machine?

What is a CMM machine?

For decades now, companies in need of highly accurate measurements have often turned to CMMs (coordinate measuring machines).

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Using Artec 3D scanners to discover the true size of the now-extinct thylacine

With the high-resolution 3D scans of hundreds of thylacine specimens, the research team veraciously measured each specimen, and then used the 3D scans of full thylacine skeletons to digitally sculpt a lifelike 3D model of a thylacine for digital weighing.

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Artec Micro & Space Spider help create the world’s first Virtual Reality Human Osteology course

A renowned forensic anthropologist turned to 3D scanning when he needed to capture hundreds of bones and transform them into anatomically-precise 3D models for a groundbreaking VR course.