Preliminary 3D Printing and 3D Printed Objects in Collections Survey Findings

August 8, 2022

Preliminary 3D Printing and 3D Printed Objects in Collections Survey Findings

Rochester Institute of Technology, Elizabeth Lamark.

This month, IPI is completing the first year of a three-year research project aimed at building a foundational understanding of how museums are creating, collecting, and consuming 3D printed objects. In May and June of 2022, project work included an online survey assessing how collecting institutions are using 3D printing and interacting with 3D printed objects and materials across a broad range of activities. Participants were able to choose different sections of the survey to take depending upon their professional experience with 3D printing. Highlights and preliminary findings from the survey are summarized in this initial report. A full length report will be forthcoming and will be made available on the 3D Printed Materials page.

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