Wounded turtle can return to the ocean thanks to a 3D-printed beak Video Description

The company recreated the reptile's upper and lower jaws through software, and it printed out the resulting design using medical-grade titanium. That beak has been surgically attached recently so the critter's still in recovery, but it's doing just fine, as you can see in the video below. Once it's done recovering, the rescuers plan to release back to the ocean to live a normal turtley life. We're happy for it -- we really are! -- but we're also kinda sad that it would probably never meet the tortoise with a 3D-printed shell .

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