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University of Virginia faculty and staff use 3-D printing to take a fresh look at ancient art

One of the University of Virginia?s latest 3-D printing projects began as a thank-you gift. Greg Lewis, at the time a fourth-year student double-majoring in mechanical engineering and classics, enjoyed associate professor Tyler Jo Smith?s 2014 art history class so much that he decided to make Smith a thank-you gift. Combining his interests in art and engineering, he used UVA?s Rapid Prototyping Lab to create a miniature, 3-D-printed vase mimicking the ancient Greek vases he studied in class.
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