December 14, 2015
Begun in 2013 by a group of students from the Bulgarian National Academy of Art, Threeding is led by Tzveta-Maria Partaleva and Stan Partalev. It’s currently the only 3D printing marketplace to offer 3D printable models of historical artifacts through its website.
According to Threeding, these scientifically accurate models will be ideal for use by both the general public and medicine students. The 3D models are available for download at Threeding.com and are print-ready; they can also be ordered directly as physical copies in a choice of 6 materials and more than 40 colors.
This deal sees Threeding.com offer nearly 40 3D printable anatomy models, which include human scapula, hand and foot bones, pelvis, backbone, sacrum, and even parts of the brain. The models are available on the website.
Anatomy expert Isaac Kohen says this new offering is the solution to one of his major problems.
“Previously, we were ordering expensive models from large anatomy model suppliers,” Kohen says. “But now we can use the 3D printer we have at our lab. That will save us research budget which we can use for other purposes.”
The anatomy models were created using Artec’s professional line of 3D scanning technologies, and Threeding has also used those scanners in a project to preserve ancient artifacts from several museums in Bulgaria including the Bulgarian National Museum of Military History.
This expansion into the educational market means Threeding has added yet another niche segment to the line of ancient artifacts they offer, and the company says these anatomical models will both help attract new customers and increase downloads and revenues for their platform.
“The offering of authentic 3D scanned models leverages our partnerships with Artec and takes us forward on our growth path,” says the co-founder of Threeding, Stan Partalev. “We are building on our strength and providing the customers what they request – reliable, high quality 3D models.”
Artec Group, the developer and manufacturer of professional 3D scanning hardware and software, says their 3D scanners are used by thousands of people all over the world.
“Our mission at Artec 3D is to bring 3D technologies into everyday life, and we believe that this project will help educational institutions all around the world to benefit from the 3D revolution,” Yukhins said.
Over the next few weeks, several more human anatomy models will be added to the current collection at Threeding.
Have you ever downloaded models from Threeding.com or used the Artec 3D line of scanners? Let us know about your experience in the 3D Printable Anatomical Models forum thread on 3DPB.com.