Google and Stratasys collaborate to preserve cultural heritage with 3D printing
Google Arts and Culture and Stratasys have been collaborating to 3D print replicas of the world’s artifacts and monuments. An extension of Google’s Open Heritage 3D scanning project with CyArk, the collaboration was set up to create tactile objects of the data generated in this initiative and to encourage more cultural exploration.
The value of such tactile objects is something that is clearly being felt by museums and heritage sites. Challenged with maintaining visitor interest and increasing interaction, 3D printing has become a significant point of interest for many in the cultural sector.