3D-Printed Horse Shoes are now a reality: Perfect. Lightweight. Purple.
"In a horse-ome titanium 3D printing first, 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. Did we mention they’re purple?
Four of the customised 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 titanium expert, John Barnes.
(via It’s like Jimmy Choo – for horses! | News @ CSIRO)