Pre-Dinosaur Mammal Skeleton with 3D Scanning
Texas fossil museum preserves pre-dinosaur mammal skeleton with 3D Scanning
The Dimetrodon, an apex predator that roamed the earth over 250 million years ago, long before dinosaurs ever did, has been digitally preserved at the Texas Through Time museum in Hillsboro, Texas thanks to 3D scanning technology from NVision.
A Texas-based developer of 3D scanners, NVision scanned the fossilized skeleton of the Dimetrodon limbatus for the paleontology museum, which has been described as “crucial in understanding Texas ancient history and past life” by Texas Through Time founder Andre LuJan.
Using the scan data, Texas Through Time plans to 3D print exact replicas of the Paleozoic Era fossil, discovered in Texas, for further study and education. LuJan adds:
“WE ANTICIPATE MANY MORE BENEFITS THROUGH USING THE DATA FOR SCIENTIFIC STUDY AS WELL AS MAKING AFFORDABLE REPLICAS AVAILABLE FOR DISPLAY AND EDUCATION.”