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3D Printed Life-Size Titanosaur Unveiled at Museum of Natural History in New York

Titanosaurs were a diverse group of dinosaurs and are some of the heaviest creatures ever to walk the earth, weighing around 70 tons. 

At 122 feet long and 20 feet tall, the partly 3D printed life-size skeleton of the Titanosaur doesn’t even fit into one room of the American Museum of Natural History and has its head poking out.

Excavated by palaeontologists in Argentina two years ago, the bones of the giant animal were 3D scanned in order to create 3D models. Based on this digital data, the bones were created through plaster casts and 3D printing. As the real fossils would have been too heavy to mount, bones of the life-size skeleton model were 3D printed from fibreglass.

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