We all know 3D printing is working in all the fields. When it comes to talking about how 3D printing saves sea life, Swansea University plays an important role. If you are thinking about mixing water and 3D scanning, and you consider both do not mix, of course!  you are wrong.

How 3D Printing saves sea life? Artec 3D Scanners
Alex Goad’s MARS structure, made with 3D printing. On the left, the structure

Marine Biology Project

The best solutions for 3D scanning were utilized in the project of Marine biology. The project was done by a Ph. D. student at Swansea University. And, his name is Lloyd Hopkins. The Artec 3D scanners usually used in the projects are not waterproof. They are the best tool to capture the living of the sea.

There is a combination of CAD software and Artec Eva 3D scanner. Lloyd Hopkins along with his team check out an effective and amazing tactic. Hence, they make tags for a diversity of marine creatures.

3D Printing Saves Sea Life through SLAM

The SLAM (Swansea University Lab for Animal Movement) finds out the life of marine animals. With the techniques of visualizing data and technology, it has been done. It assists you in getting more about the lives of marine creatures deep in the sea.

The team takes a lot of necessary data from the personalized tags. Usually, the tags include the activity of the animal, the speed of moving creature, offers detailed data on the patterns of moving, and the effects that the temperature of the ocean have on the performance.

How 3D Printing saves sea life? Artec 3D Scanners
PHOTO Structures built underwater using 3D printing technology for growing corals and building artificial reefs. PHOTO

Working with Multiple Institutions

On the project of 3D printing saves sea life, Lloyd and his team work along with the other groups and institutions. They include MIT, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology. Also, it involves Valencia Fundacion, Brown University and the Australian Institute of Marine Science.

The research of Lloyd usually depends on the new ways to attach the tags to multiple marine creatures. So, if there are loose tags, they are not the best at all and may fall off. And, if too tight, the animal will suffer.

3D Printing Saves Sea Life Through Use of Technology

The use of animal technology is easy and safe to manage. Also, this technology is famous in the coming years. And, it is used for researching animal behaviour, also for the management and conservation efforts.

Lloyd says, “The essential thing is the ethical development of techniques and practices. In addition, the latest technologies permit us to stimulate. Also, quantify the effect of tag on the animal”. For the development of a method for marine creatures, it is essential to get the best measurement of each structure and shape of every animal.

Artec Technology and Artec EvaHow 3D Printing saves sea life? Artec 3D Scanners

Lloyd needed the software that would provide him and his team the tools and freedom for creating the tags. Hence, they selected the Artec Eva with the most famous 3D scanner of Artec. And, also, combine it with the post-processing software and Artec Studio 12 scanning.

Central Scanning Limited gave the necessary consultancy and training. So, it made sure that Llyod and his team could make the best 3D scanning solutions of Artec. In short, Swansea University utilized the scanning technology of Artec. Hence, 3D printing saves sea life by making the tags for marine creatures to check the behaviour for researching marine biology. Like our Facebook Page for more updates.

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