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Fossil cetaceans

A whale of a story

3D printing meets palaeontology
Feb 23rd 2013 | Boston |From the print edition

THIS autumn, if all goes well, a new exhibit will go on show at the Smithsonian Institution, in Washington, DC. It will be a life-sized (or, rather, death-sized) model of a 5m-year-old fossil whale found in Chile in 2011, of which a one-eighth-scale rendering is shown above. Fittingly, the full-sized model will be the largest object ever made by the new production technology of three-dimensional (3D) printing.

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