The 3D printer can produce goods quickly, saving time and cost. The good application of 3D printer can not only help people, but also wildlife.
Thai veterinarians have used 3D printers to make a new beak for an adult rhinoceros that has lost its lower beak due to an injury, allowing it to eat again, but unfortunately, its wings may suffer permanent damage and will not be able to live a free life in the future, the Daily Mail reported.
The injured Hornbill, called Keke, had lost its lower beak when it was found. Wildlife conservationists believe that Keke may have been shot by hunters or poachers. Although the veterinarian has given immediate first aid to the Department, he can't connect him immediately because he can't find his lower beak. So the veterinarian used 3D printer technology to make a new beak for the science department, but the first finished product rotted less than half an hour after being connected. The team didn't give up, and finally succeeded in creating a lower beak that can be eaten by the Department itself. It also intends to continue to try to create the best artificial beak for it with different synthetic materials.
Although the 3D printer is applied to the science department and creates a new beak for it, it is a pity that the science department can no longer fly freely, because although its wings are not broken, its nerves or muscles may have been permanently damaged.
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