Beakless Bald Eagle Get's a Second Chance because of 3D Printing
Posted on: 09/16/2012 08:06 AM

3D printing has done it again.

'Beauty' the Bald Eagle was shot in face by poachers in 2005, leaving her beak-less, awkward looking, and had a tough time doing, uh, Eagle things. She was rescued by Jane Fink Cantwell of Birds of Prey Northwest, and thanks to Nate Calvin of Kinetic Engineering Group, Beauty now has a new beak! Awwww.



This gal is now able to drink, eat, prune, and look normal again! The prothetic beak is made of a polymer, and was created using a 3D printer. While it allows her all the main functions of a wild bird, the beak is not durable enough to withstand the rigors of a life in the wilderness. But thats okay, because Beauty is now a member of Birds of Prey Northwest’s educational program, so she can now model her new beak and educate kids on gun safety all at the same time.


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