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Normal topic Where can I access a laser cutter?

Laser cutting machines are available at a number of outlets. You need to make a template that the machine will cut to produce the pieces for reassembly. These templates are 2D files and can be...

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by afadmin
Wed, 11/06/2013 - 04:23
Normal topic What material should I use?

If you order through your 3D prints through Ponoko or Shapeways there are several different materials and finishes that can be used to produce...

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by afadmin
Sat, 11/02/2013 - 20:43
Normal topic What size is best to download?

The size of the prints can be scaled up or down but are made available at close to the real size of the original object. The larger the model the more costly the print. The models that are...

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by afadmin
Mon, 10/28/2013 - 15:53
Normal topic Cardboard models

Cardboard models can either be cut out using a Laser Cutter if you have access to one, or by using...

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by valentijn
Thu, 01/08/2015 - 16:19
Hot topic Instructions for 3D Printing

The 3D printing files are made available here as STL files that have fixed meshes for printing. We have not provided the texture files but we can do this on a case by case basis...

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by iMom
Wed, 01/18/2017 - 02:05

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The specimens displayed on this site are published specimens unless otherwise indicated. The information about the artifacts on this site is of a general nature only and unless otherwise indicated, has been written either by members of the African Fossils team, the National Museums of Kenya or the Turkana Basin Institute. The printed models are not of a high enough resolution to enable accurate scientific measurements and have generated using photogrammetry and in some cases low resolution digital models have been generated using laser scanners.

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