Topic ID #17763 - posted 4/19/2012 2:02 AM

3D Printing to be used to recreate artifacts from China's Forbidden City



Jennifer Palmer

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3D Printing Pivotal to Forbidden City Extreme Makeover
Posted on Saturday, April 14th, 2012

The Forbidden City has—at least to Western eyes— been shrouded in mystery over the course of its almost-600-year history, and the headlines it’s making today tell a classic tale, not only of East meeting West, but of Old meeting New. It turns out, the Forbidden City is about to undergo an extreme home makeover of monumental proportions but, instead of construction crews, the renovators will be using 3D printers.

 China’s Palace Museum—with funding from the Chinese government—has tasked Loughborough University in the UK to restore select antiquities in the Forbidden City using 3D printing.


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