Turtle with propeller injury gets 3D printed beak

by Mitchel Dumlao June 07, 2015

By Sarah Knapton via Telegraph.co.uk

With its ultra-strong titanium jaw it looks like a creature from a science fiction novel, but this turtle is the latest animal to benefit from 3D printing technology.

The loggerhead turtle was facing a lifetime in captivity after being hit by a boat propeller which ripped its jaw from its skull in the Mediterranean Sea leaving it unable to feed.

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