Oct 26, 2013

3D printed titanium horseshoes

From the source:

Scientists have channeled their inner shoe designer for this latest project – and just in time for Spring Racing Carnival.
In a horse-ome titanium 3D printing first, our scientists have scanned a race horse’s hooves using a handheld scanner and then, with sophisticated modelling software they designed the perfect fitting, lightweight racing shoe.
Four of the customized kicks were printed within only a few hours!
“3D printing a race horse shoe from titanium is a first for scientists and demonstrates the range of applications the technology can be used for, although it’s certainly very different from our everyday work,” said our titanium expert, John Barnes.