Dying Tortoise is Saved After Receiving The World’s First 3D Printed Shell

Dying Tortoise is Saved After Receiving The World’s First 3D Printed Shell

May 23, 2016
Freddy the tortoise was injured after getting caught in a brush fired in Brazil. His chances of surviving were very small.
However, thanks to a group of surgeons known as “The Animal Avengers,” Freddy got a second chance at life after receiving the world’s first 3D Printed Shell. 
The team is comprised of four veterinarians, one dental surgeon and a 3D designer.
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“Freddy was the first tortoise in the world to receive a fully rebuilt hull and the first creature that we, as a newly formed group of animal rescuers, decided to help,” said Designer Cicero Moraes
Moraes constructed the shell based on various images he took of Freddy. 
After printing the shell, the team painted the shell for a natural look.
Here’s the final product.
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