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Brain gear

Why is it called a brain gear? Because that is how it was identified by the print file that came with the printer. The barrel-shaped pieces have teeth that mesh with the other barrels, thus a gear.

The photo gallery has photos of various brain gears in various stages from finished in the printer to partly removed support material to completed, as well as a video showing the brain gear in motion.

Oskaloosa mammoth bones

The Engineering Machine Shop scanned and printed a mammoth toe bone found near Oskaloosa, Iowa. Visitors to the UI Museum of Natural History can handle those reproduced bones, something you would not want to happen with the original bones.

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