Layla the Rhino’s Surgery Goes Smoothly Thanks to Some Help from 3D Printing

Layla, a seven-year-old, 2,300-pound black rhino at Brookfield Zoo in Chicago, hasn’t been feeling so well lately. Anyone who has ever suffered from an impacted molar, like Layla has been,…

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,…

Lemurs Live on Through 3D Scanning Project at Duke Lemur Center

There are about 100 species of lemurs on Earth today, but if we’re not careful, there could soon be none. Almost all lemur species are facing extinction in the wild…

University of Sydney Scientist Uses 3D Modeling to Track Changes in Coral Reefs

It’s an understatement to say that we hear about a lot of ingenious uses of 3D printing on a regular basis. One of my favorites, and one of the most…

3D Printable Pangolin Set to Raise Awareness of This Endangered Creature

We’ve shared several of the unique designs that can be found on the 3D printable file sharing platform Cults 3D, a French marketplace founded in 2013 and dedicated to sharing…

Can 3D Printing Save the World? A Look at 3D Printing and the Environment

Environmental experts have made some very dire predictions about what will happen to our planet and, consequently, to us, if we don’t start making some big changes in the way we…

3D Printed Turtle Eggs May Help to Stop Poaching

If you’re looking for a story that will make you feel good about humanity, this probably isn’t it. However, it might give us a little bit of hope that some…

Vultures Need Helping Hand from 3D Printed Eggs

I have a soft spot in my heart for ugly animals and I love a good underdog story. I’m not saying I would turn up my nose at a basket…

Scanning Birds to Save Birds: Artec 3D and Threeding Team Up Again For New Preservation Project

The number of endangered species on the planet continues to grow at an alarming rate, and over one thousand of those species are birds. The reasons are multitudinous – habitat destruction,…

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