Paleontology-3D Printing Use Cases

Paleontologists will have a field day with 3D printing, as it may help complete dinosaur skeletons by printing elusive missing bones.

The Smithsonian museum staff experimented recently by printing the missing bones of a T. rex exactly to specification. The 3D workflow enabled the team to experiment widely and safely using modeling software, saved time and reduced risk to the integrity of the real skeleton.

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