Here’s yet another interesting look at Beauty, the injured bald eagle who received a 3D-printed beak. Eagle-specialist Jane Fink Cantwell partnered with mechanical engineer Nate Calvin of Kinetic Engineering Group to design a nylon polymer beak that would perfectly replace Beauty’s lost upper mandible. Continue reading for a video and more information.
Once they finished the design, Calvin then developed the new beak using a 3D modeling program. After that step was completed, a 3D printer was used to fabricate it. Finally, the arduous procedure to attach her prosthetic was complete and Beauty was able to eat, drink, and preen herself on her own.