Tyrannosaurus rex thighbone

Scan of the thighbone (femur) from the Tyrannosaurus rex currently being excavated by the Naturalis Biodiversity Center.

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Description

The Naturalis Biodiversity Center is excavating a Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton in Montana. The museum scanned the actual thighbone of the T.rex, which had been broken into 2 parts, to create this 3D model. A life-size (2 meter total) 3D printed version of this model will be part of the T.rex skeleton displayed in the museum.

The original thighbone was broken into 2 pieces; to print the entire bone you need to print both a Top and Bottom. There are 2 sets of files included in this design: the original models created by Naturalis, and those of the bones already split and optimized for 3D printing. The split pieces can easily be glued together using a key that slots into both pieces for easy alignment.

Check out our printing tutorial, which includes a guide teaching you how to split the original bone models for easy printing, here: http://ultim.kr/2aqijck

Materials and methods

- Filament
- Superglue

Credits
- Thighbone T.rex: Naturalis collection RGM 792.000M
- Scan: Valentin Vanhecke / 4Visualisation, for Naturalis
- Modifications scan: Kevin van den Bosch / Ultimaker
- Modifications model: Jacky Wan / Thoughtform Digital, for Ultimaker

Documents

  • Span1
    Trex Thighbone Bottom
    STL  β€“  2.4 mb
    531:10 h  β€“  3840 g  β€“  287×365×622 mm
  • Span1
    Trex Thighbone Split Bottom A
    STL  β€“  1.5 mb
    47:41 h  β€“  324 g  β€“  144×170×144 mm
  • Span1
    Trex Thighbone Split Bottom B
    STL  β€“  930 kb
    31:07 h  β€“  210 g  β€“  135×111×152 mm
  • Span1
    Trex Thighbone Split Bottom Peg
    STL  β€“  1.8 kb
    1:33 h  β€“  10 g  β€“  26×22×71 mm
  • Span1
    Trex Thighbone Split Top A
    STL  β€“  1.4 mb
    50:16 h  β€“  344 g  β€“  119×163×198 mm
  • Span1
    Trex Thighbone Split Top B
    STL  β€“  1 mb
    41:03 h  β€“  279 g  β€“  114×180×177 mm
  • Span1
    Trex Thighbone Split Top Peg
    STL  β€“  6.1 kb
    1:46 h  β€“  12 g  β€“  30×25×68 mm
  • Span1
    Trex Thighbone Top
    STL  β€“  2.4 mb
    630:17 h  β€“  4538 g  β€“  443×344×676 mm
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