“The researchers performed laser scans of all the bones and published 3-D models of each, freely available. That will allow other paleontologists to study the fossil from afar and print three-dimensional replicas of the bones. ‘This will literally obviate the need for scientists, in some cases, to fly across the world to visit the skeleton,’ Dr. Lacovara said. ‘Man, if we had this for all of the dinosaurs that existed, our lives would be so much better.’ A student of Dr. Lacovara’s is currently working with a Drexel engineer using sophisticated medical models to understand how Dreadnoughtus moved. ‘We’re applying that technology to this dinosaur,’ Dr. Lacovara said, ‘because we can see all of the muscle attachments.’” (emphasis added).
Dreadnougtus schrani 3D PDF images.
Chang, Kenneth. “Argentine Dinosaur Was an Estimated 130,000 Pounds, and Still Growing.” The New York Times. 04 Sep. 2014. Web. 05 Sep. 2014.