3D printed horseshoes, custom fit to race horse

These 3D printed titanium horseshoes are half the weight of traditional aluminum horseshoes, which means the horse may well run faster.

The titanium shoes were produced for a particular horse: its hooves were 3D scanned in detail with a handheld scanner. The 3D capture was used to engineer new horseshoes that fit the horse perfectly. Four shoes were produced in only a couple of hours.

Perhaps one day human orthotics will be 3D printed, as well as shoes. Oh, wait, shoes already are.