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In the Biology New Media Center located in the Biotechnology Center, the Z-Corp Three-Dimensional Printer creates plaster models from virtual computer models. Some recent models "printed" for research and science education include (clockwise from left) an anthrax protein, a moose skull, a sub-unit of tubulin, DNA double helices, and a ball bearing with moving parts.
Image credit: Michael Forster Rothbart
Photo date: May 2005

Alan Wolf, learning technology consultant for the Biology New Media Center, extracts a plaster model of a DNA double helix from the tray of the center's Z-Corp Three-Dimensional Printer, which creates plaster models from virtual computer models. Some recent models "printed" for research and science education include an anthrax protein, moose and mouse skulls, a sub-unit of tubulin, DNA double helices, bacteria flagella, and a ball bearing with moving parts.
Image credit: Michael Forster Rothbart
Photo date: May 2005
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