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Featured 3D Print: 3D Pollen Project

Archeologists and Anthropologists use 3D data in various ways through GIS data and other advanced image processing.

Image of 3D printed pollen models in various colors

Postdoctoral Fellow Austin Chad Hill from the Penn Paleoecology Lab has been building a reference collection of pollen grains for use in teaching pollen analysis. Students can hold the 3D printed model in their hands to help them identify what they are seeing under the microscope.

To learn more about how Dr. Hill is using 3D data and 3D printing in his work check out this blog post on 3D Printing, Digital Fidelity, and Neolithic Masks.

The main goal of the 3D Pollen Project is to help scientists and other audiences connect over pollen related research. Check out the 3D Pollen Project’s website to download their 3D files!

Learn more about 3D printing at the Holman Biotech Commons. The Bollinger Digital Fabrication Lab is proud to provide complimentary objects and 3D design consultations contributing to innovation in teaching, learning, research, and clinical care at the University of Pennsylvania.



September 20, 2023