Application of 3d scanning and printing
Application of 3d scanning and printing

Through our blogs and articles, we keep sharing various applications of 3D technology in different sectors. The combination of 3D scanning and printing is changing the way we can preserve our past and enlighten our future. The 2D photographs used to be the best way to capture the events, memories, research, evidences and discoveries. The 3D scanning and printing has replaced it completely, which has made the job of researchers, scientist, explorers, much easier, as it was before. 3D technology has enabled people to recover the artifacts, monuments, which might have got destroyed due to natural calamity or terrorist attack. This technology is the blessings for the humankind and our planet for sure.

We come across a very interesting activity that has happened in Australia very recently, where 3D technology has been adapted by the researchers on the specimen of a rare BASKING SHARK, which got stuck in a fishermen’s net and did not survive.

BASKING SHARKS is the second living species of the fish, rank after whale shark and one of three plankton-eating sharks besides the whale shark and megamouth shark. It is a cosmopolitan migratory species, found in all the world's temperate oceans. It is a slow-moving filter feeder and has anatomical adaptations for filter feeding, such as a greatly enlarged mouth and highly developed gill rakers. The shark was 20- foot long and weighing 3500kg (approx.). This is a rare shark which was first caught in 1855, second in 1930 and third in 2015.

Those who got this rare species of shark donated it to the Museum Victoria for research. The researchers decided to preserve the specimen by adopting the advance 3D scanning and printing technology. They got the head and gills scanned with the hand held 3D scanner and once will be 3D printed a replica of the head and same will be displayed in public.

3D scanning and printing is one of the advance technology through which, researchers can do their research, while displaying such rare species in their real size for the common man. This will allow people to visit museums to have a close and personal view, rather than their regular mall and eating joints.

We, at Next2future , also putting efforts to bring such rare or already extinct species through 3D technology. Our customers and followers will very soon see and can order our “Jurassic World Limited edition Dianos”. Your wait will be over soon!!!!!