Location: Berlin, Germany
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We were contracted by the Museum für Naturkunde in Berlin, Germany to disassemble, clean, consolidate, and remount Brachiosaurus, Elaphrosaurus, Dicraeosaurus, Edaphrosaurus, Dysalotosaurus, and Kentrosaurus. In addition, a cast Allosaurus and an original plaster cast Diplodocus were also mounted. We completed several phases of the project in Berlin and employed a new laser scanning and printing technique to scan the fossil bones of Kentrosaurus and Elaphrosaurus. We were then able to print the bones and any mirrored bones we needed using our rapid prototype printer. At our shop, we constructed the armatures and mounted the skeletons using the prints. The original head of Brachiosaurus – a well preserved and priceless specimen – was also replicated using our 3D scanning technology. The armatures and mounting steel were sent back to Germany for the final fitting before installation.