August 15, 2012
On 14 August, VMNH hosted a demonstration of a 3-D scanner and printer for making plastic replicas of specimens and artifacts. The computer files are 3D representations of scanned bones, artifacts, and other items which can easily be shared. The replicas can be used in exhibits and teaching - painting them makes for a replica difficult to discern from the real object! In attendance were Mervyn and Virginia King (pictured with VCU faculty Dr. Bernard Means), Glen Wood, Angela Godwin, and George and Jean Adams. The demo was arranged by our archaeologist Elizabeth Moore.