Welcome, NPS Navy and Marine Makers!

Welcome to the NPS X3D Model Exchange

Additive Manufacturing (AM) will have major impacts on future Navy and Marine operations. The goal of the X3D Model Exchange is to help Navy and Marine Makers at NPS learn how to find, produce, share and print 3D models. The X3D Graphics International Standard enables archival publishing of geometric data with corresponding metadata for long-term use and re-use.

NPS NRP Poster: X3D Model Exchange for Navy/Marine Makers NPS NRP Poster: Additive Manufacturing at NPS NPS NRP Poster: Sadagic Large-Scale Adoption

Acknowledgements. Big thanks and grateful appreciation go to:

Web3D Consortium Web3D Consortium members build Open Standards for Real-Time 3D Communication.
X3D Graphics International Standard X3D Graphics is the International Standard for royalty-free viewing and printing of 3D models.  Extensible 3D (X3D) Graphics is an ISO-ratified, royalty-free open standards file format and run-time architecture to represent and communicate 3D scenes and objects. X3D provides a system for the storage, retrieval and playback of real time 3D scenes in multiple applications, all within an open architecture to support a wide array of domains and user scenarios.
National Institutes of Health (NIH) 3D Print Exchange National Institutes of Health (NIH) 3D Print Exchange shared open-source software that shows how all these many capabilities can work together. Makers can find many medical models there.

Current Status: we have rolled back and nearly finished correcting prior problems with Drupal server.   We are looking to support several NPS projects in the near term.

Past Status 2018-2019:

  • Soft Launch Testing continues with our first 100 Navy/Marine Makers.  Welcome!
  • Current work includes learning help, community forums, and metadata vocabularies.
  • Drupal 8 portal upgrade is complete. 3D model upload/download testing in progress.
  • Please send a CAC request or simply Contact Us if you want to join!  Here we go...