Google Arts and Culture re-creates forgotten history with Stratasys J750 3D Printer advancing new possibilities for learning, education, and art appreciation
Underscoring the power of realism in 3D printed models, Stratasys and Google Arts and Culture are re-imagining some of the world’s most cherished artifacts and historical monuments through additive manufacturing. Backed by advanced color and multi-material functionality of the Stratasys J750 3D Printer, historians can now re-create these items digitally and physically – raising both awareness and accessibility of ancient history.
A 3D printed model of Ayutthaya temple in Thailand, produced using the Stratasys J750
Google Arts and Culture is capitalizing on Stratasys technology for its Open Heritage Project – designing and creating historical pieces with multi-material and multi-color 3D printed prototypes. With 3D printing, these remains can be more effectively preserved and shared– with files available for download around the world. The result is enhanced accessibility, in-depth understanding, and enriched appreciation of centuries-old cultures.
The Stratasys J750 3D Printer offers some of the broadest color ranges for creation of highly realistic models. Leveraging more than a half million distinguishable colors and materials – from rigid to opaque, flexible to transparent – design teams can better align output with design objectives – all while streamlining iterations and advancing functionality of 3D printed models.
3D printed model of the largest free-standing monument in the Americas. Created using 3D scans of plaster casts from the British Museum and 3D printed on the J750
The J750 empowers designers to actually achieve their ultimate goal – matching the final 3D print to what is initially seen on the screen. Combining rich colors and translucency in a single print, designers and engineers can build models with heightened levels of accuracy and realism – mirroring opaque or transparent structures, and even complex materials like rubber.