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3D printer creates light-weight titanium horse shoes

Australian scientists have created a customized set of purple titanium shoes for a Melbourne race horse using 3D printing.

The horse, nicknamed Titanium Prints, had its hooves scanned with a 3D scanner.

Using 3D modelling software, scientists from the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) then used the scan to design the racing shoe.

CSIRO’s Titanium expert John Barnes says it takes less than 24 hours to print four customised shoes for a horse and it costs approximately $600 for all of them — via redwolf.newsvine.com

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