Tortoise Burned In Fire Receives World’s First 3D-Printed Shell

A tortoise caught in a bushfire in Brazil tragically lost his shell and was fighting for his life until a team of volunteers created the world’s first 3D-printed tortoise shell.

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They photographed Freddy the tortoise from all angles and designed the shell using computer imaging technology that would fit Freddy perfectly.

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After Cicero completed the design stage, Dr Paolo Miamoto, a dental surgeon, used a 3D printer to make the design a reality.

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The awesome volunteers have also reconstructed beaks for three toucans, a parrot, and a goose, and even designed the first ever titanium prosthetic pecker for a macaw.

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Freddy looks very pleased with his new shell (and he’s glad he’s not naked anymore).

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