Industrial Archeology

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Industrial Archeology

This is pretty interesting, using CAD to recreate machines that no longer exist – “Museums and history buffs have begun using CAD software for an exciting new application – breathing life into centuries past. “Industrial archeology” is the study and re-creation of machines, parts, vehicles, and buildings that may have vanished, been destroyed, gone obsolete, or perhaps never existed at all.”Link.

Pictured here, the exact scale Blackline Plan Set of the famous Mason Bogie 2-6-6T.

Museums (and CAD studios who make the recreations) could kick it up even more and build virtual versions for 3D virtual worlds (and even sell them). I’d love to ride around in a 1879 Mason Bogie steam locomotive, and later send it off to a 3D printer.

Gould Studios, CAD art prints – Link.

2 thoughts on “Industrial Archeology

  1. NickCarter says:

    Glenn Grieco is building a model of the sidewheel steamer Heroine as part of his work in the Ship Model Shop at the Nautical Archaeology Program at the U of Texas. Some good pictures of the CNC milling and CAD models…

    He is working with the remains of recovered ships, historical sources, etc, modelling them in Autocad, then making the models – it is possibly one of the coolest jobs ever.

    (And Phillip, I know you love RP, but a benchtop CNC mill can make more useful parts for such model work…)

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