3D Printers Creating Fossils

Yet another cool usage for the ever versatile 3D printer. Paleoanthropologists in the Bronx are using a 3D printer to recreate fossilized monkey skulls as new plastic models that they can work on. Using the 3D printer they can modify the models in all dimensions to study how different these skulls were from modern ones.

I think it’d be pretty cool to get an MRI and print out a 3D model of my skull, but maybe that’s just me.

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=three-3d-printing-how-does-a-printer-make-a-fossil

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