3D printed horseshoe to improve racing performance

For the first time in the history of horse racing, a set of 3D printed titanium shoes has been made for a Melbourne race horse.

Named by scientists as “Titanium Prints”, the horse had its hooves scanned with a handheld 3D scanner.

Then using a 3D modelling software, a pair of perfectly fitted, lightweight racing shoe and four customised pairs were printed within a span of a few hours.

By removing up to half of the weight off a traditional aluminium shoe, it is expected that the horse could travel at new speeds.

Read more at CSIRO