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Tortoise Injured In Fire Gets New 3D-Printed Shell

Posted: Tue May 24, 2016 6:09 am
by burger2227
Tortoise Injured In Fire Gets New Hand-Painted, 3D-Printed Shell
Using a desktop 3D-printer, the design was printed out in four individual pieces from a corn-based plastic.

“Just to make [a] single piece it took 50 hours of printing, which is much more than we imagined,” Paulo Miamoto, the dental surgeon who was part of the team, told Fantastico.

Once printed, the four pieces were assembled, like a jigsaw puzzle, on top of Fred to create a full hull.