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dc.contributor.supervisor Robert D. Hoppa (Anthropology) en
dc.contributor.author Allard, Travis T.
dc.date.accessioned 2006-09-14T12:25:16Z
dc.date.available 2006-09-14T12:25:16Z
dc.date.issued 2006-09-14T12:25:16Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1993/279
dc.description.abstract The following work explores the role of 3D printing in biological anthropology. A case study approach is used to provide an understanding of two different applications for 3D printing and to identify a potential methodology for creating 3D models. Case study one looks at the application of 3D printing to reconstruction projects using a flowerpot to test the reconstruction methodology. The second case study uses both laser surface and CT scanning to create a replica of a human skeleton. The two methods of data acquisition are evaluated for advantages and limitations in creating the virtual model. This work shows that there is a role for 3D printing in biological anthropology, but that data acquisition and processing issues are the most significant limiting factors in producing skeletal replicas. en
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dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.rights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subject Rapid Prototyping en
dc.subject 3D Printing en
dc.subject CT en
dc.subject Laser Scanning en
dc.subject Anatomical Modeling en
dc.subject Biological Anthropology en
dc.subject Virtual Reality en
dc.subject 3D Imaging en
dc.subject 3D Modeling en
dc.subject Virtual Reconstruction en
dc.subject Skeletal Replica en
dc.subject Museum Exhibit en
dc.title The role of 3D printing in biological anthropology en
dc.type Electronic Thesis or Dissertation en
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/masterThesis
dc.degree.discipline Anthropology en
dc.contributor.examiningcommittee Mary Silcox (Anthropology) Patrick Harrop (Architecture) en
dc.degree.level Master of Arts (M.A.) en
dc.description.note October 2006 en


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