Project Spotlight:

Printing Parasaurolophus

Amazing discoveries are made every day in an array of fields, and yet the truth is it's not all that often the public has the opportunity to really get up close to those discoveries. In the case of the New Mexico Museum of Nature and Science, that's been true of one of their finest discoveries for almost twenty years. 

Intact fossils, while found, are a bit of a rarity, and in some cases are too fragile to display. While many talented artists have created fantastic replicas over the years, there's really no substitute for the real thing, especially when it's the second and most complete specimen from one of the more unique species of dinosaur ever to walk the Earth. 

 Image copyright New Mexico Museum of Nature and Science.

Image copyright New Mexico Museum of Nature and Science.

Dive into this story to learn how 3D Scanning and 3D Printing are the reason anyone who visits the New Mexico Museum of Nature and Science will get the chance to see this amazing Parasaurolophus fossil for themselves.