Exemplifying the wide-ranging versatility of 3D printing, researchers have integrated the technology for accompanying scientific photography, detailing their recent study in “ Illuminating nature’s beauty: modular, scalable and low-cost LED dome illumination system using 3D printing technology .”
Research may be vital to scientific advancement, but without a suitable presentation, it could mean very little to anyone. This begins with excellence in photography but also relies heavily on lighting. Currently, dome-style illumination systems are most commonly preferred by scientists showing their work—whether in taxonomy, morphology, systematics, natural history collections, or more. There are drawbacks though, due to lack of affordability and ease in use, leading the authors to explore 3D printing for a less expensive, modular LED dome design with the following features: Sliding table for arranging objects inside the dome Optional iris diaphragm for improved lighting source Battery for use in the field Dome parts: (A) small sized […]
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