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How 3D Printing Miraculously Restored The Thinker

How 3D Printing Miraculously Restored The Thinker
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The world famous Auguste Rodin-designed sculpture was repaired by the Belgian firm iMaterialise.

Naresh Kumar
  • 18 february 2011

The Thinker, one of the best known sculptures of our time, which was badly damaged in a sensational museum burglary a few years ago, is back on display after undergoing extensive repair, thanks to the Belgian firm iMaterialise and its 3D printing technology. As part of the restoration, the company printed out a full-length copy from the damaged figure on its Mammoth 3D printer after taking its CT scan and also scanning the original cast kept at the Musée Rodin in Paris.

The conservators at the Singer Laren Museum in Holland, then used the printed figure and the original scans to re-fabricate and restore the damaged parts of the sculpture. The Thinker is again on display in the Dutch museum at an exhibit aptly named The Thinker Thinks Again.

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[via Read Write Web]

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