Earlier today we told you how 7-year-old Sophie of Queensland, Australia asked scientists over at CSIRO to “make” her a dragon, and unfortunately, at first, the response was negative. But lo and behold, things have changed and a Dragon was successfully “breeded” at the science agency’s additive manufacturing facility in Melbourne. Behold Toothless in all its splendor and glory:
Toothless, 3D printed out of titanium, came into the world at Lab 22, our additive manufacturing facility in Melbourne. The scientists there have printed some extraordinary things in the past—huge anatomically correct insects, biomedical implants and aerospace parts. So they thought a dragon was achievable.
“Being that electron beams were used to 3D print her, we are certainly glad she didn’t come out breathing them … instead of fire,” said Chad Henry, our Additive Manufacturing Operations Manager. “Titanium is super strong and lightweight, so Toothless will be a very capable flyer.”
Toothless is currently en route from Lab 22 in Melbourne to Sophie’s home in Brisbane.