Injured Tortoise Receives World’s First 3D Printed Shell
May30

Injured Tortoise Receives World’s First 3D Printed Shell

When Freddy the tortoise was caught in a bush fire in Brazil, his chances of survival were slim. But thanks to a group of pioneering surgeons known as The Animal Avengers, Freddy not only survived his ordeal – he is also now the proud owner of the world’s first 3D printed shell! “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,...

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3D-Printed Classical Paintings Will Let The Blind “See” Famous Art For The First Time
Nov29

3D-Printed Classical Paintings Will Let The Blind “See” Famous Art For The First Time

The Unseen Art project, which is being run by Helsinki-based designer Marc Dillon, is using 3D printing to give blind people the opportunity to experience classical art that many sighted people might take for granted. “Imagine not knowing what Mona Lisa’s smile looks like, or Van Gogh’s sunflowers. Imagine you heard people talking about them and knew they existed, but could never experience them for yourself. For the millions of...

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