It’s like Jimmy Choo – for horses!Posted: October 17, 2013
By Angela Beggs
Scientists have channelled their inner shoe designer for this latest project – and just in time for Spring Racing Carnival.
In a horse-ome titanium 3D printing first, our scientists have scanned a race horse’s hooves using a handheld scanner and then, with sophisticated modelling software they designed the perfect fitting, lightweight racing shoe. Did we mention they’re purple?
Four of the customised kicks were printed within only a few hours!
“3D printing a race horse shoe from titanium is a first for scientists and demonstrates the range of applications the technology can be used for, although it’s certainly very different from our everyday work,” said our titanium expert, John Barnes.
But it’s not all horsing around with 3D printing. We are also helping companies create new applications like biomedical implants and even things like automotive and aerospace parts.
More information on our website.
Media: Angela Beggs, Angela.Beggs@csiro.au, P + 61 3 9545 2977, M +61 477 337 920