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3D Printing Syria’s Cultural Heritage

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In the past centuries, several cultural assets have been destroyed due to iconoclasm. A graphic example is the Arch of Palmyra in Syria. Originally, it has been the entryway to the Temple of Baal and should demonstrate the extreme prosperity of the city. In 1980, the UNSECO added the historical building to its list of world heritages. But in October 2015 it finally was destroyed. Therefore the Institute of Digital Archaeology developed a technology, which is able to 3D print replicas of endangered monuments based on specifically edited images.

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The digital transformation of industrial printing

Since ancient times, people around the world have been looking to beautify their environment and enrich their lives using decorations. They have used decorative glyphs, paintings, and written words in monochrome and color to reflect their lifestyles and to communicate functional messages. Still today, innovators on worldwide basis always seek solutions for the deposition of decorative and functional materials on everyday objects and surfaces. The driving force behind these developments is the need to mass-produce printed items like books or packaged consumer goods from leading industry brands.

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Future Links February 10th

Here are our daily links with the most important news from the printing industry. Today they feature MPS providers’ reaction to the announced Xerox split, new EU requirements for pharmaceutical packaging, a drone capturing data for 3D printing, a study about the future of retail advertising, the largest commercial 3D printed titanium part, a milestone in photographic printing and new on the drupa blog: Ecolean packaging takes a minimalist approach.

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Future Links December 3rd

Here are our daily links with the most important news from the printing industry. Today they feature a German 3D printing pioneer, De La Rue’s plans to print fewer banknotes, an outlook for functional and industrial print markets, Formlab’s Form 2 printer, Siegwerk’s new Dutch subsidiary, sustainable options for signage and display printing and new on the drupa blog: Printing holograms with an inkjet printer.

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