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.

Source: http://csironewsblog.com/tag/horseshoe/