3d print jaw turtle

3D Printed Jaw for Sea Turtle

A new 3D printed titanium jaw.

After this sea turtle was wounded by a boat propeller it was brought to the Dalyan Iztuzu Pamukkale University (PAU), Sea Turtle Research, Rescue and Rehabilitation Center. It was then that the PAU volunteers reached out to BTech to explore the possibility of 3D printing a custom titanium beak for the poor creature. Together with veterinarians and surgeons, the team designed a replica of the turtle’s beak. Recreating the powerful upper and lower jaws of the 45-kg turtle in Materialise’s 3-matic software was no easy process, with BTech relying on finite element and movement analysis to ensure a proper design.

Source: 3D Printing Industry

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