Students Create Buoyancy Compensation Device and 3D Printed Prosthetic Flipper for Sea Turtle

A group of student researchers from the Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) in Massachusetts wrote a paper, titled “Design of a Buoyancy Compensation Device and Prosthetic Flipper for a Green Sea Turtle,”…

Digital Sea Turtles Swim Across Researchers’ Screens with 3D Scanning Project at UMass Amherst

3D scanning technology has allowed scientists to begin building databases of 3D models of animal fossils and preserved specimens, leading to some impressive online collections. 3D models created with this…

Researchers Successfully Using 3D Printing to Study Complex Animal Behaviors

While we’ve seen the effects that 3D printing can have on human mating rituals, the technology can also be used to help with animal breeding research. 3D technologies are often…

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…

3D Printed Mask Gives a Tiny Turtle a New Face

Many of the animals in zoos have important jobs that go beyond just hanging around and allowing themselves to be stared at by visitors. Several of them are members of…

Partially 3D Printed C-Turtle Robots Crawl and Adapt in the Desert

Sea turtles are amazing creatures, and if you’ve ever seen one in the wild, you’re very lucky. If you never get a chance to see a sea turtle up close,…

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…

3D Printing News Briefs: May 2, 2017

In 3D Printing News Briefs today, we’re talking about new 3D software, equipment, and materials, a distribution partnership and a new additive manufacturing facility, and a seaworthy 3D printed prosthetic….

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