Researchers have used a CT scanner and a 3D printer to create a physical model of a live rat's skeleton (Photo: Shutterstock)
The CT scan data and the finished model
Researchers at Indiana’s University of Notre Dame recently placed an anesthetized lab rat in a CT scanner, created a digital 3D model of its skeleton from the scan data, and then sent that model to a commercial MakerBot 3D printer. A highly-accurate plastic replica of the skeleton was the end result.
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