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ABC Radio Interviews Eromanga on 3D Printed Dinosaur

Thursday, June 15, 2017

The first of two interviews on ABC Western Queensland about our 3D printing of Cooper's bones.

The Eromanga Natural History Museum are getting the bones of Australia's largest dinosaur 3D printed. The Far Western Queensland museum used crowed funding to pay for half of the $40 thousand project. The bones were digitally scanned then rendered by an archaeologist into a 3D model, which is then being printed by a robot. Kite Studios in Northern New South Wales are building the model with a large scale 3D printer they developed themselves. The dinosaur has been affectionately nicknamed 'Cooper'. - ABC Western Queensland


Frequently Asked Questions

How do you recognise dinosaur fossils’

Fossils are predominantly black coloured and will look different to other rocks in the same area, plus they are heavier than rocks. Often they are broken into irregular fragments and have a porous structure.

Interesting fact: Sometimes if you put your tongue on the rock and it sticks a little bit this can also mean it is a fossil.


 
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