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Shells printed in 3D for hermit crabs

<p> The hunt for empty shells is one of the main activities of <strong>hermit crabs</strong> . A vital need for these decapod crustaceans with soft belly without carapace. The Japanese artist <a href="http://www.aki-inomata.com/">Aki Inomata</a> has seen in this habitat hunt a metaphor for our modern society and especially the real estate crisis in his country. So he had the brilliant idea of ​​creating custom shells through the use of a <strong>CT scanner</strong> that allowed him to obtain the <strong>3D model</strong> of a hermit crab shell. Once this <strong>3D file</strong> at its disposal, it embellished the shell of various architectural monuments from around the world. It only remained for him to print the result in 3D in a transparent plastic and to let the arthropod take its quarters. </p><p><img src="http://fichier3d.fr/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/ea067f1a98a282c3c3dfca0af96a9cd6.jpg" alt="hermit crab shell printed in 3D"></p><p><img src="http://fichier3d.fr/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/49d8f05cda6535d0cfac8aad5a3cd224-e1462614206414.jpg" alt="hermit crab shell printed in 3D"></p><p><img src="http://fichier3d.fr/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/b2e6f661c9400b3ca4a49fe732d9004b-e1462614256473.jpg" alt="hermit crab printed in 3D"></p><p></p><p> source: <a href="http://www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/architecture-design-blog/2013/jul/26/hermit-crab-homes-architecture-design">Guardian</a> </p>

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