Not the Hunchback Shakespeare Span

May 30, 2014 6:31 AM

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Not the Hunchback Shakespeare Span

Those are the William Shakespeare’s words for the opening Act of Richard III, later on he goes on to describe the king as a “poisonous bunch-backed toad”. Ever since those words we’ve presumed that the last Plantagenet King was a man with a hunchback. 3D printing has helped to prove that claim is as fictitious as A Midsummer Night’s Dream’s Bottom.

The King in the Car Park will forever be intrinsically linked with 3D printing as the technology has helped the researchers immensely; the technology was used to reconstruct the skull so as researchers from various institutes can inspect an exact replica and now it has helped deconstruct the Quasimo...

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