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3D Printing Technology Helps to Copy the Yungang Grottoes Successfully

3D Printing Technology Helps to Copy the Yungang Grottoes Successfully

Written by David

November 14, 2018

Recently, the No. 18 Cave of Yungang Grottoes in Datong City, Shanxi Province has been copied successfully through 3D printing technology. From the data acquisition to the assembly of various modules, the whole process takes around 1 year and 9 months. This is the third copied cave after the successful copy of the No. 2 and No. 12 Caves. The copied grotto is 17 meters (56 ft) high and 22 meters (72 ft) wide. Its material is with the functions of moisture resistance, flame retardant, anticorrosion and waterproof and the grotto can be transported easily benefiting from its built-up way. Yungang Grottoes In fact, the amazing technology has been used widely in restoring and preserving cultural relics. However, every coin has two sides. On the other hand, it also sparks controversy as some people think it can be misused to make counterfeits. The Palmyra Ancient City, with a lot […]

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