June 12, 2014 AT 8:00 am

3D Printing The Gold Coast’s Waterways to Learn About Its Heritage #3DThursday #3DPrinting

Interesting hybrid between 3D printed and augmented reality techniques to create an installation project to help visitors visualize details about this area of southeastern Australia. 3D Printing The Gold Coast’s Waterways to Learn About Its Heritage. From 3DPrintingIndustry.com:

The Gold Coast is a coastal city in southeastern Australia and has been, since the 1980’s, a favorite tourist and surfing destination. The “Sculpting Our Waterways” project wants to create a digital museum to teach visitors about and celebrate the city’s biggest treasure, its waterways, by using a combination of 3D printing, augmented reality and mobile interactive technology.

As the name of the project suggests, 3D printing will have a key role in reproducing exact replicas of the area’s spectacular residential waterways. Residential canals were first built in the 1950’s and construction continues today, making the city something of a “Venice down under”, with more than 890 Km of residential waterfront land within the city….

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