queendangerous Indeed. In the world of 3D printing, one can’t help but recognize its revolutionary potential. In fact, one can’t help but recognize its already revolutionary contributions in the fields of biology and medicine! From organs to bones, there’s nothing that a 3D printer can’t print – at least, that’s what we hope. In which case, when I came across a 3D printed metallic-looking dinosaur skull on Reddit, it only helped further elaborate the very power in which 3D printing attains.
boyprice click The artist, going by the name TroyDL, used Printrbot’s Simple Metal 3D printer, and for its filament s/he used SainSmart PLA-157. As can be shown in the pictures above, when placed at a 0.2 layer height, the filament used results in a beautiful, shiny print, making the dinosaur skull look almost metallic. I’d imagine this skull is quite lightweight, and thus easy to carry and transfer. This could come as a great advantage for museums.
falseprovide click The skull’s STL file can be found on Thingiverse. TroyDL has also provided open-source access to the slic3r print settings, filament settings, and even the settings for the 3D printer itself.
Photo Credit: TroyDL