Using 3D Printing Technology to Save the Animals in 2017

As we prepare to usher 2017 out and welcome 2018 in, we’ve been reflecting on all of the ways that 3D printing technology has been used to make a difference,…

UCSD Helps Preserve Sea Turtle’s Health with 3D Printed Brace

In 2013, a young loggerhead sea turtle was found in the cooling canal of a New Jersey power plant. She had several physical problems when she was found – there…

Keeping Baby Tortoises Safe with 3D Printing: Update on 3D Printed ‘Techno-Tortoise’ Shells

You may remember, from last fall, seeing a 3D printable birdhouse that was resistant to predators, thanks to its durable, double-shell design and high entrance to keep chicks inside. There…

Nonprofit Pawsthetics Launches GoFundMe Campaign to Raise Funds for 3D Printed Animal Prosthetics

I’ll admit it, I’m a little (okay, a lot) obsessed with watching animal videos on social media; honestly, it’s one of the reasons I really love sites like Facebook and…

Seemore the Sea Turtle Gets a 3D Printed Shell Upgrade

The Mall of America is more than just the Taj Mahal Mall, known for its vastness, it is also home to public aquarium called Sea Life that houses Seemore the…

Educating Hungry Ravens with 3D Printed Tortoise Shells

You may not have noticed the declining number of desert tortoises in the Southwestern US in recent years, but it hasn’t escaped the attention of a team of conservationists who…

Fred the Tortoise Receives a 3D Printed Shell After a Horrific Fire Destroys His Original

One of my favorite reasons for covering the 3D printing space is the fact that I get to report on some really inspiring stories. I’m an animal lover and love…

Tortoise, Cleopatra, Receives New and Improved 3D Printed Shell to Protect Her From Infection & Disease

We all love the cute little animal stories we come across while curating 3D printing news for this site. One story which I got rather involved with back in March, as…


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