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Time-lapse video shows 3D printers creating Saint-Gaudens replicas that have been sealed in plaster for more than 100 years

A mold of an eagle by sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens took about 35 hours for Jeffrey Volckaert to make a 3-D print of at his home. It’s amongst the 16 molds that have been sealed for more than 100 years and were scanned by radiologists at Dartmouth-Hitchcock. The finished scans are on display at DHMC in Lebanon, N.H. (Jeffrey Volckaert photograph)

ICYMI from the Thursday Valley News:

Some century-old mysteries have been solved — and at least one new one has been opened — since the radiology department at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center received an unusual request a little over a year ago.

 

The request came from Rick Kendall, superintendent of the Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site, in Cornish. He wanted to know: If a CT scanner can show what’s inside the human body, could it also show what’s inside a hunk of plaster? Could they try?

 

The short answer to his question is on view in the main rotunda of the Lebanon campus in a display called “Lincoln in Negative Space: The Intersection of Imaging and Art.”

Read the full story here, and watch a little time lapse video demonstrating the process below!

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