20 Fossils of Dinosaurs (and Other Animals) Recreated with 3D Printers

 
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    October 17, 2012 at 4:30 am


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    Studying fossils is hard. Scientists want to examine them, but their fragility always brings the risk that any slight touch will cause the bones to crumble. Trust us, this is why we’re no longer allowed in the New York State Museum.Technology is rapidly providing a route around this problem in the form of 3D scans. By perfectly recreating the shape of the bones, scientists can have a model to study without fear of everything going dust to dust. Here are 20 fossils, most are of dinosaurs but there are some other animals included, all of them made with 3D scanning and printing technology:

     
     
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