The British Museum of Natural History recently acquired a rare stegosaurus fossil found in Wyoming. As part of their research and conservation they have had the fossil scanned by voxeljet, a German company that had their subsidiary Proshop create a 3D model and then 3D print parts of the skeleton.
‘I’m very proud of how things turned out,’ says Enright. ‘We’ve been using this mix of cutting edge technology and highly skilled craftsmanship for some time now, and it’s great to see it finding new applications and reaching new audiences. The Natural History Museum is thrilled with the scan data, the modelling and the 3D printed touch objects. It’s incredibly forward looking, and I’m certain there will be further scope for future collaboration.’