3D printing to study sexual behaviour of yellow toads in Costa Rica

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Academics at the University of Windsor in Canada are using 3D printed toads to study the seasonal behaviours of a particular species of toads specific to Costa Rica. Research Amphibians Costa Rica Dan Mennill Katrina Switzer Lincoln Savi Photogrammetry Stephanie Doucet University of Windsor Yellow toadsWhile 3D printing has previously been used to study extinct animals, research is now turning to live fauna.

Costa Rica

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My wife, daughter, and I visited Costa Rica last week and part of this week. Our previous visit to the country was 11 years ago, so the trip served as a reminder of how much Costa Rica has to offer. A community of about 600 Maleku Indians in Costa Rica is working to preserve its tradition, culture, and language. Canopy tours by zip line (cables, pulleys, and harnesses) originated in Costa Rica.

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This Week’s 3D Hubs Events are International: Canada, Costa Rica, Brazil & US


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Outrage Over Attack on Costa Rican Toucan Will Lead to a 3D Printed Beak for ‘Grecia’


A toucan from the forest of Grecia, Costa Rica was brought before veterinarians and, though the bird was found to be in good health otherwise, it was missing half its beak. 3D Design 3D Printing Health 3D Printing 3d printed prosthetics 3d printed toucan beak animals Carmen Soto Costa Rica Grecia the toucan Luciano Lacayo Nelson Martinez toucan with broken beak veterinary health ZooAve Rescue Center

3D Systems Details Process Behind 3D Printed Prosthetic Beak for Grecia the Toucan


Last year, the entire 3D printing community became enamored with Grecia, a toucan found in Costa Rica with half of its beak missing. 3D Printing Medical 3D Printing 3D printed animal prosthetics 3d printed prosthetic 3d printed toucan beak 3d systems Animal Planet Costa Rica DuraForm ProX PA Geomagic Control Geomagic Freeform Geomagic software Geomagic Wrap Grecia the toucan Grupo SG ProX SLS 500 Toucan Nation

Professor Creates 3D Printed Volcanoes to Help Populations Prepare for Disaster


3D Design 3D Printing 3d printed geology models 3d printed models 3d printed volcano models Costa Rica Dr Ian Saginor GoFundMe Keystone College mcor Mcor IRIS 3d printer volcano Volcano Terrain ProjectNatural disasters are inevitable in most parts of the world. Thankfully, with increasingly sophisticated technology, we are more equipped to minimize damage and avoid loss of life than ever before. Through 3D printing, Geological... View the entire article via our website.

This Week’s 3D Hubs Events Include Meetups, Workshops, and a Pub Nite!


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3D Hubs Events Calendar: Riyadh, San José, Sydney… and More!


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Grecia the Toucan Finally Has His New 3D Printed Beak


3D Design 3D Printing Health 3D Printing 3d printed animal prosthetic 3d printed beak 3d printed toucan beak 3d printed veterinary animal prostheses attack on toucan Costa Rica Grecia the toucan green toucan Rescate Animal ZooAve toucan toucan with broken beak veterinary health veterinary prostheticsOn the list of things that upset and outrage me, cruelty to animals is way up there. That’s why the story of Grecia the toucan made me so angry.

Bioprinting for Bone Regeneration with Nanofiber Coated Tubular Scaffolds


Researchers from both Mexico and Costa Rica have joined efforts to further research into bone regeneration via bioprinting, allowing doctors and surgeons to create patient-specific scaffolds for. View the entire article via our website. 3D Printing Bioprinting 3D printed cellular structures bioprinting bone regeneration pla

Stratasys 3D prints a Crab World

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The advert for UK property website, Zoopla, was shot on a beach in Costa Rica and features numerous hermit crabs ‘moving into’ shells topped with miniature houses. Stratasys and Artem Ltd have used 3D printing to create highly realistic miniature houses and shells for its ‘Crab World’ TV campaign. All the shells and houses were […]. 3DP Applications Artem Ltd Stratasys Zoopla

Teamwork and Technology: The Making of Grecia the Toucan’s Prosthetic Beak

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But the staff at the ZOOAVE Rescue Center in Costa Rica refused to give up on the bird and called on 3D Systems and partner Grupo SG to devise a custom solution.

Oberg Industries and Swanson School of Engineering Extend Additive Manufacturing Research Partnership

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Taking the high road

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For example, Costa Rica integrated its national parks via corridors for animal (rather than human) migration. Written by Catherine Bolgar. Roads are not just a way to get from A to B. They change how the land is used , especially in rural areas, and can transform lives and livelihoods.

Injured Costa Rican toucan singing again thanks to 3D printed prosthetic beak


Just one year after a cruel and horrific assault on a defenseless toucan in Costa Rica left it without most of its upper beak, that same bird has had its life, and its singing voice, restored thanks to a 3D printed prosthetic beak.

Severely injured Costa Rican toucan to get a 3D printed prosthetic beak


For in December 2014, a severely injured toucan bird was brought in to the animal rescue centerZooAve in Alajuela, Costa Rica. The toucan bird, from the forest of Grecia, Costa Rica was completely missing one-half of its top beak.

Windsor biologists 3D print robo-toads to help study real toads unusual mating ritual


The realistic replica toads are being placed amongst real ones to stimulate behaviour, in an effort to solve the mystery of brown toads in Costa Rica turning yellow for one day a year. A team of researchers at Canada's University of Windsor have 3D printed robotic toads to study unusual mating behaviour.

Injured Brazilian toucan receives custom 3D printed beak prosthetic


Just earlier this year, four Costa Rican 3D printing businesses - Elementos 3d, Ewa!corps, Although we may hear about 3D printed prosthetics which are designed for humans on a seemingly weekly basis, the technology is just as useful when it comes to saving bird beaks, too.

3D Systems reveals details behind 3D printed prosthetic beak project for Grecia the Toucan


Remember Grecia the Toucan from Costa Rica? Fortunately, mankind showed its best side after Grecia was brought to the ZooAve Rescue Center in Costa Rica, and a crowdfunding campaign managed to raise enough funds to build a prosthetic beak.