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Trilobite (P149623)

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Trilobite (P149623) by museumvictoria May 20, 2013
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Trilobite from the collection of Museum Victoria
Species name: Metacanthina sp
Specimen registration number: P 149623
Found: near Alnif, Morocco
Geological time period: Devonian

Main picture acknowledgement: Ben Healley, Museum Victoria

More details about the specimen can be found on Museum Victoria Collections

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This model is from a scan of a fossil from the collection of Museum Victoria. A small portion of the original matrix has been removed from the base of the model.

The full model has been successfully printed in PLA on a Replicator 2 on the standard medium settings.

We found that greater definiton in the print can be achieved with the trilobite in a vertical orientation. In the additional STL files (Cut 1 and Cut 2), the model has been split to facilitate vertical printing.

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Could you try to cut away the rock part leaving just the trilobite?

Hi skitcher,

Shapespear (http://www.thingiverse.com/Shapespeare/about) has created a remix that has separated the trilobite from the rock:
http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:197868

Dual extruder Trilobite.

What software or app did you use to scan this model?

Hello. The Trilobite was scanned with a NextEngine 3D Scanner - model 2020i and NextEngine Scanstudio Software. A couple of trial prints were made on a Makerbot Replicator 2 to determine the printing angle that gave the most definition to the trilobite, and Cut 1 and Cut 2 were produced by using OpenSCAD.

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