TRIEBOLD’S JURASSIC JOURNEYS WITH MODIX LARGE 3D PRINTERS
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Triebold Paleontology, Inc. (TPI) has been a beacon in the world of paleontology for over 30 years. They specialize in providing fossil skeletons, skeleton casts, and a plethora of paleontological and exhibit-related services to global institutions, including museums and universities. Founded by Mike Triebold, TPI is renowned for its world-class skeletons and its collaborations with major institutions, which allow them to offer some of the most unique cast fossil skeletons available.
Printing large and intricate fossil specimens in a manner that maintains their authenticity and detail has always been a challenge. Traditional methods, which involved printing fossils in smaller sections followed by reassembly, were timeconsuming and often lacked the desired precision.
THE SOLUTION AND OUTCOME:
To overcome these challenges, Triebold Paleontology employed the Modix BIG Meter 3D printer. This printer, with its extensive build volume, enabled Triebold Paleontology to print vast fossils in their entirety, removing the need for segmented printing and subsequent assembly. Their success was vividly captured in a timelapse video of a Duckbill Sacrum being printed. The Modix team's unwavering support ensured that any challenges, especially those related to printing organic shapes, were promptly addressed.
- Museum Exhibitions and Displays
- Educational Institutions
- Research and Development
- Cultural and Historical Preservation
- Fossil Replication
- Interactive Exhibits
- Restoration Projects
- Academic Tools
- Modix BIG Meter
MORE BENEFITS OF USING
The Modix BIG Meter was not only efficient in printing large specimens but also proved to be cost-effective. Its ability to produce high-quality replicas without segmentation enhanced the overall integrity of the fossil replicas. Moreover, the support from the Modix team ensured that Triebold Paleontology could maintain its reputation for delivering world-class skeletons and exhibits.
In addition, Modix BIG Meter printer can save a significant amount of time and money by eliminating the need for manual assembly and reducing postprocessing time needed to glue smaller parts together.
"Triebold Paleontology, Inc. has very much appreciated the Modix BIG Meter for its cost and build volume. It has also allowed us to print HUGE fossils whole, which previously we had to print in small sections and reassemble. Most importantly, the Modix team has been promptly responsive to the various problems that we encounter when printing organic shapes and has worked closely and generously with us to ensure we can keep producing", Evan Sonnenberg, Triebold Paleontology