Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Tortoise Gets New Lease on Life Thanks to 3D Printing

Here's a great technology feel good story.  It seems that Freddy the tortoise was severely injured in a forest fire and lost a huge portion of her shell.

In order to save her, someone had the really great idea of scanning and then 3D printing the shell of a tortoise of similar size.

The printed shell worked like a charm, but it was white and looked pretty odd on the critter so an artist volunteered to paint the material so that it matched what a tortoise in the wild would look like.

Watch the video to see the incredible transformation.

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