Threeding.com adds ancient Greek relics to collection of 3D printing models

14/01/2016

3D printing marketplace uses Artec’s professional-grade scanners to digitally capture history in high resolution and vibrant color.

Sofia, Bulgaria and Palo Alto, Calif. January 14, 2016 – Threeding.com, a fast-growing startup for 3D printable models, today announces its latest historical preservation project for the 3D digitization of unique Ancient Greek artifacts. The collection is being made available in a 3D printing-friendly format on its online platform.

The project was conducted in collaboration with Artec 3D, a leading developer and manufacturer of professional 3D hardware and software, and Mr. Krasi Todorov, famous artist and inventor of ZN ART, who supported Threeding’s team throughout the restoration process.

Threeding’s community will now be able to download and 3D print sculptures, figurines, busts and more.

The collection includes hundreds of artifacts from different periods of Ancient Greek history. Threeding’s community will now be able to download and 3D print sculptures, figurines, busts and more. This will give anyone the chance to touch and feel pieces of history and even create a small home museum.

Most of the original artifacts are part of a private collection, the owner of which asked to remain undisclosed. Threeding’s team used Artec’s high-resolution Spider and Eva scanners, in addition to its Artec Studio software, to 3D scan the relics and create digital 3D models for printing. The rest of the models were recreated by Threeding’s team with the help of Krasi Todorov.

Upon request, the collection will be made available as a 3D object made of sheet material through ZN ART, an original technology based on invention and computer hardware. The first models are currently available at Threeding.com and include the Head of Hygeia, Venus of Milos, Zeus and more.

The first models are currently available at Threeding.com and include the Head of Hygeia, Venus of Milos, Zeus and more.

“Creating this collection of 3D printable models of Ancient Greek artifacts is a milestone for us,” commented Tzveta -Maria Partaleva, co-founder of Threeding.com. “Although we already had fantastic ancient artifacts in 3D printing format from our other museum projects, these relics have tremendous meaning for human history and will make Threeding a desirable partner of all museums and collectors who are looking to present their artifacts in 3D printing friendly manner.”

"Using our lightweight handheld 3D scanners and advanced software platform, Threeding has been able to add even more value to its impressive historical collection."

“We’re honored to once again be the 3D scanning partner of choice for Threeding’s restoration projects,” said Artyom Yukhin, president and CEO of Artec 3D. “The capture of ancient relics is delicate work, requiring tools that can operate quickly, efficiently and precisely. Using our lightweight handheld 3D scanners and advanced software platform, Threeding has been able to add even more value to its impressive historical collection.”

“Soon will be opened a ZN ART portal, which will enable obtaining ZN ART space models (puzzles)”, shares Krasi Todorov, author of ZN ART – Museum from Paper. “This is a new option for systematic space training and modeling, in which each one of us is an author. Unlike the ready 3D printed model, ZN ART has a constructive system with content that allows harmonious creation by the author of space objects made of sheet material with high quality.”

After the successful completion of this project, there will be more than 1 000 museum objects available for sale in 3D printing-friendly format.

This endeavor follows the successful cooperation between Threeding and several European museums, which allowed Threeding to become the largest repository for 3D printable historical artifacts. After the successful completion of this project, there will be more than 1 000 museum objects available for sale in 3D printing-friendly format.

About Threeding.com

Threeding is a 3D printing marketplace and community for 3D printing models. The start-up was founded in 2013 by a group of students from the Bulgarian National Academy of Art, led by Tzveta-Maria Partaleva and Stan Partalev. Threeding is the only 3D printing marketplace that offers 3D printable models of historical artifacts. For more information, visit www.threeding.com.

About Artec 3D

Artec 3D is a leading manufacturer of professional 3D scanning hardware and software, developed by a strong team of experts in the collection and processing of 3D surfaces and in biometric facial recognition. Fast and efficient, Artec scanners are used in a great deal of industries, including engineering, security, medicine, entertainment, design, fashion, heritage conservation, and many more. The company has subsidiaries in the United States (Palo Alto), Russia (Moscow) and Luxembourg. For more information about Artec 3D, please visit www.artec3d.com.

About Krasi Todorov

Krasi Todorov is the author and designer of ZN ART – Museum from Paper, Regional history museum – Vratza, the world’s first of its kind museum that reveals the next level of human development and acquirement of civilization knowledge – the one when the content and awareness will be leading in the educational process and when it will be possible to exchange information or communicate culture in a more liberating creative way. For more information about Krasi Todorov, please visit www.artbox88.com/krasi.

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