Crea’Zaurus 3D @ London 3D Printshow 2013: 3D Printed Dinosaurs So Large They Could Eat You #3DThursday #3DPrinting

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3D Printed Dinosaurs So Large They Could Eat You, from Fabbaloo:

If you manage to make your way to the rear of this year’s 3D Printshow in London, you’re in for a treat – and a shock. There, you will be face to face with not one, but several full-size 3D dinosaurs. They have many teeth. Big teeth.

They are so gigantic they could not possibly be 3D printed. Or could they?

In fact, they are: Crea’Zaurus 3D produces these astonishing 3D models with 3D printing technology. Their process begins with an artist consulting with actual paleontologists to develop a very accurate 3D model of the creature in question.

Then the model is segmented in 200-600 different 3D printable parts, which are produced on an Objet 3D printer. We’re not sure of the cost of these prints, but it is likely very high, as will be the time required to print them. The pieces are assembled into a complete model, which is then used as a master for casting copies. 

Multiple dinosaurs are displayed at the 3D Printshow exhibit, the most notable being a Tyrannosaurus and Triceratops heads. But there are “smaller” dinos, such as this one, approximately the size of a dog….

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