Many advances have been made in terms of 3D printing but have any of us heard of a 3D printed shell? Not so far, but today is the day! Freddy is the lucky tortoise who, after getting caught in a bush fire in Brazil, had very little chances of survival and his shell got entirely burnt off. However, along came The Animal Avengers, a group of surgeons specialized in different areas and created the world’s first 3D printed shell.
The Animal Avengers group includes four vets, one dental surgeon and a 3D designer. They built the shell especially to fit Freddy in a process based on a 3D design, that designer Cicero Moraes did from several pictures he took of the lucky tortoise. The design was then printed and hand painted so it would look as close to a real shell as possible and Freddy is now rocking the grass with his new shell. Major props to the amazing work of The Animal Avengers. Technology, we love you so.
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