The Daily 3D Detail: Fly trapped in 3D print creates modern fossil

Posted by Franka Schoening On July - 7 - 2017
Fly trapped in polymer creates modern fossil

Fly trapped in 3D honeycomb structure

While tree sap historically trapped unsuspecting insects, there might be a new player in town to preserve fossils for coming generations. While printing a honeycomb structure at Swansea University in Wales, Senior Lecturer in Engineering Eifion Jewell found an unlucky fly trapped in the polymer. Why the bug chose that uninviting spot to take a break will forever be a mystery. Unless, of course, some future scientist’s autopsy reveals the reason why… Read the whole article here.