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3D printing is the best thing.

This is an Anomalocaris test print produced via the amazing Shapeways in their “White Strong & Flexible” nylon material. I forgot to include anything for scale, but it’s about 7.5cm (3”) in length. The tail fins came out paper-thin and very fragile; I think I juuust scraped in the minimum thickness for them at this size.

I also got one in the new “Elasto Plastic”, a slightly rubbery material which is currently only available to creators. It’s a lot smoother than I was expecting from the description, and the detail level is about the same as the WSF, but it’ll need some thorough cleaning since it’s still got a lot of support powder in all the creases.

Filed under shapeways 3d printing wsf Anomalocaris Cambrian burgess shale this happened because there aren't any good little toy models of this thing which is weird because hey it's a crazy cambrian monster crappy cellphone photography

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    Aaaahhh yesss dude I am the biggest advocate for 3D printing ever. Everybody should get to make the things. :D
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