Injured Tortoise Freddy Gets World’s First 3D Printed Shell

Published 8 years ago

Things were looking grim for tortoise Freddy when he was caught in a bush fire in Brazil. Thankfully a group of tech savvy surgeons called The Animal Avengers assembled to his rescue and gave Freddy a second chance in the form of an awesome 3D printed shell.

Freddy was the first tortoise in the world to receive a fully rebuilt hull and the first creature that we, as a newly formed group of animal rescuers, decided to help,” said the designer Cicero Moraes. He managed to recreate a 3D version of a former shell looking only at Freddy’s pictures. The design was sent to a dental surgeon, Dr. Paulo Miamoto, who then 3D printed the actual shell.

Awesome news for Freddy, and a glimpse into the promising future for the rest of us.

(h/t: boredpanda)

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Freddie the tortoise is lucky to be alive after getting burned in a bush fire


His shell was badly damaged so a group of volunteers made him a new one…with a 3D printer!


The group call themselves The Animal Avengers, and as you can see, their skills are superhuman


The new shell fitted Freddy perfectly but it needed a little color


So the team hand-painted it to look as natural as possible


It looks just as good as the real thing!


The Animal Avengers assemble includes four vets, one dental surgeon and a 3D designer


The real Avengers are nothing compared to this superhero team!


Watch Freddy in action:


In cahoots with the secret orde...
With nobody. In cahoots with nobody.

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