3D scanning and 3D printing have changed how we teach and learn about anatomy. We now have the ability to produce digital and physical replicas of almost any anatomical structure that we like. We use these technologies to give students access to learning materials and opportunities that may not have been available in the past.
This page highlights a few examples of 3D models used for anatomy education.
At Massey University we use 3D printed frog skeletons and dogfish cartilage to teach anatomy in 199.212 Vertebrate Zoology. Students in 199.330 Ornithology use 3D digital models to describe bird bone anatomy. This technology also has applications for training veterinarians.