Items Tagged with '3D Printing'


Jeremy McGovern
Frankly Speaking

If Or When Will Technology Revolutionize Footcare?

When Gerard Laverty started his apprenticeship in the 1970s, a friend warned him about pursuing a career in hoof care because the industry would be taken over by computers, eliminating the need for farriers. The friend reasoned that farriery was essentially unchanged for nearly 100 years, so the industry was ripe for massive change.
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Online Extras: April 2015 Issue

Web-exclusive content for this issue includes:

  • Tool tips from Bob Smith
  • How-to videos regarding hoof packing
  • A laminitic case
  • Additional information on 3D printing
  • 2002 Shoeing For A Living featuring late farrier Carl Hayden

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How 3D Printing is Advancing Hoof Care

This technology aids the understanding of anatomy and shows promise with improving equine health
In 2013, scientists with Australia's Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO) made headlines by making titanium shoes. The buzz wasn't so much that the plates were titanium - after all, shoes have been made from this material before. Instead, it was the process in which they are made.
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