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Full Scale 3DP Whale Fossil Replica (VIDEO) #3DxMuseums #3DThursday #3DPrinting #3DScanning

3D Systems Delivers 3D Printed Whale Fossil To Smithsonian:

Nick [Pyenson]’s excavation of one of the largest fossil finds in Chile, which uncovered the skeletal remains of dozens of whales, has lead to the largest 3D printed joint-venture between 3D Systems and the Smithsonian to date. Indeed, the end of last week saw the first major 3D printed piece for the Smithsonian Institution installed and on display at the National Museum of Natural History along with a showcasing of different 3D printing and scanning technologies. The installation is a 3D printed replica a prehistoric whale fossil that is 20 feet in length, which, according to both parties, means that the prints are the largest existing of their kind. The whale fossils have been finished and mounted to replicate the way they were discovered in the desert….

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