CSIRO (Australia)

CSIRO (Australia)
About: The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) collaborated with veterinarians to create the first 3D printed horseshoe to put an end to chronic foot disease. We used a 3D scanner to take an accurate picture of a horse’s Laminitis-affected hoof and then customised a 3D printed shoe that would support the hoof and allow it to heal. These new shoes redistribute weight away from the painful areas of the laminitic foot to give horses a better chance to recover. The result is a new biomedical application that could help eliminate Laminitis thanks to the ability to tailor the shoe’s design to the individual horse. The titanium shoes are formed from an affordable titanium powder and have the properties of a continuous mill product.

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