Sunday, September 16, 2012

3D Printed Beak for wounded Bald Eagle

A major breakthrough comes in the medical science when a team of researchers, engineers and dentists created the world’s first prosthetic beak, which was modeled with CAD software and 3D-printed from nylon polymers.

The prosthetic beak has been created for a wounded bald eagle who after shot in the face by a poacher seven years ago lost most of her beak.

After a two-hour-long procedure, the eagle can now eat and drink by herself, though she’s not ready to be released back into the wild. The eagle remains at Birds of Prey Northwest, the conservation facility that spearheaded the recovery project.

Read more: Mashable


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