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3D printing used to better understand shark skin morphology and swimming efficiency

By Shane Graber - Posted
The use of 3D printing continues to grow in research projects, and now scientists from Harvard University have successfully constructed artificial shark skin using 3D printers, which in turn helped better explain shark swimming efficiency.
3D printing used to better understand shark skin morphology and swimming efficiency

A detailed 3D model of a single shark denticle.

http://jeb.biologists.org/content/217/10/1656.abstract
http://jeb.biologists.org/content/217/10/1637.2.full
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-27409836

Author: Shane Graber
Location: Indiana

Shane has kept saltwater tanks for the last 12 years, is a research scientist, lives in northern Indiana, and is a proud Advanced Aquarist staffer.

Website: http://www.advancedaquarist.com/.

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