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More Caves From China’s Yungang Grottoes are Reproduced Thanks to 3D printing

More Caves From China’s Yungang Grottoes are Reproduced Thanks to 3D printing

Written by David

May 22, 2020

Archeology labs, museums, and cultural heritage institutions around the world have been using 3D printing technology to fabricate countless objects and provide access to cultural heritage.

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Thanks to additive manufacturing , experiencing artwork, buildings, artifacts and other pieces of a country’s history has become easier, not only because people can get closer to traditional heritage without damaging the real objects, but because their reconstruction can enhance research, documentation, and preservation.

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The Yungang Grottoes Research Institute in the city of Datong, in the Shanxi province of China, has been using 3D printing technology for over five years to replicate some of the famous caves from the 1,500-year-old Yungang Grottoes, a UNESCO World Heritage Site . The Institute has recently announced the full-size reproduction of one of the caves in the Yungang Grottoes , which is expected to debut soon in one of the museums of the Zhejiang province. According to […]

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