China completes 3D printed replica of Yungang Grottoes’ largest cave – 17.9m long, 842 parts, over two years

China completes 3D printed replica of Yungang Grottoes' largest cave - 17.9m long, 842 parts, over two years

A collaboration between Zhejiang University and the Shanxi Yungang Grottoes Research Institute has used 3D printing technology to recreate part of the largest cave in China’s historic Yungang Grottoes, which is known as the "Lingyan Temple". This is the first time 3D printing has been used in a project to duplicate artefacts on such a large scale. The Yungang Grottoes, located in Datong, Shanxi Province, have a history of more than 1,500 years. There are 45 major existing caves, with 51,000 statues of varying sizes. The Grottoes is one of the largest cave systems in China, and it was […]

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