Humans are not the only species afflicted with congenital disorders, or contracted diseases. Animals also face this type of problem. Several wild species have already become extinct, and there are a few that are in the list of endangered ones. While we are responsible largely for this state, it’s time pull up our sleeves and help animals. With the invention of 3D printing technology, we can provide a new lease of life for animals.
3D Printed Parts For Animals
3D printing and scanning have enabled the medical field to produce prosthetic, and fix complex problems before, during, and post-surgery, with speed and accuracy. We can use these same technologies in providing a new life to animals.
With the help of a 3D scanner, we can scan and create 3D model of animal’s body part to collect geometrical data and use it in making prosthesis. Whether it is printing of a bird’s broken beak, leg, bone, upper and lower jaws, etc., it is easy to replicate body parts with 3D printing.
Synthetic Animal Parts
Some endangered species like rhinos are killed for their horns. These horns fetch a greater price for the poachers in the black market. There is great demand for these types of coveted commodity. Thankfully, 3D printing is coming to the rescue of rhinos due to its capacity in duplicating anything. By capturing the looks and texture of a real rhino’s horns, we can create synthetic animal parts and flood the black market. The excess stock will bring the price down and thus the demand.
Studying Animals From Afar
The animal kingdom is amazing and has to be monitored closely for their survival. But it’s not possible for humans to step into their kingdom without disturbing their natural habitat. Doing so will not only put the lives of animals at risk, but also of humans. If we can utilize the ecological applications of 3D scanners, it’s possible to create a 3D map of forests across the world. It will also help in studying how climatic changes affect the forest and its wildlife.
3D Printed Wheels
Animals that are born without limbs can move with 3D printed mobility cart. This wheel can be fitted to the body of the animal and help in movement. Since the 3D design is ready, we just need to resize it as the animal grows. Using the cart, animals without limbs can move, stop, and start on their own.
There are many ways we can help animals using 3D printing. For more details, contact Zeal 3D Printing, a leading 3D scanning and 3D printing company in Melbourne.