3D Printing Keeps a Head on Dippy the Dinosaur’s Shoulders

Standing at 25 to 30 meters long and weighing approximately 16 tons, the gargantuan Diplodocus carnegii dinosaur roamed the Earth during the Jurassic period, masticating vegetation that had been stripped…

Dinosaur Fossil’s Secrets Unlocked Through 3D Scanning and 3D Printing

200 million years ago, South Africa was home to an herbivorous (though possibly omnivorous at one point) dinosaur called Massospondylus. It stood on two legs and was about 4-6 meters…

3D Printing to Help Complete Fossil That Led to New Species Discovery

You never know what you’re going to find in storage – photographs you forgot existed, clothing that’s become valuably vintage, the fossil of an extinct species that’s never been identified…

3D Printing and CT Scanning Lead to New Discoveries About Ancient Fish

The study of evolution is an ongoing one, and is rather like a jigsaw puzzle. Scientists are constantly discovering how new pieces fit into the map that shows how creatures…

Enjoy This Dead Fly Encased in a 3D Print: Is it Art, a Valuable Fossil, or Evidence of the Anthropocene Era?

Are you one of those people who swats flies to their death with wild abandon, wielding the fly swatter as a lethal weapon? Many of us are serious about ridding…

How University of Florida Researchers are Using 3D Printing and Digital Fossils to Improve Education

A recently conducted case study on the effectiveness of utilizing 3D printing technology to teach intricate subjects within science to young students showcases what researchers from the University of Florida have…

Should Scientists Reconsider the Romer’s Gap? Paleontologist Thinks So, After 3D Scanning Reveals Ancient Tetrapod Fossil Inside a Rock

Most humans enjoy something that is of great importance to our place in the natural history of the world, but that you likely don’t even think about much, unless you’re…

3D Technology Helps Democratize Science as CMU Studies 3D Printed Homo Nadeli Fossils

While millennials may be a study in the modern human species all on their own, when it comes to their role in science today, it’s one of taking initiative and…

Italian Paleontologist Turns to Materialise to Help 3D Print Trilobite Fossils

Although—in the grand scheme of things—3D printing is a relatively new technology in the eyes of humanity, that certainly doesn’t mean that it can’t be used to recreate some of…

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