Calgary Zoo Elephant Gets New Tusk Caps Made With Mastercam
In late 2008 Spike, a 12,000 lb bull elephant at the Calgary Zoo, became entangled in a watering machine. While struggling to free himself, the impatient pachyderm broke his right tusk. It snapped off above a stainless steel cap, one of two that had been placed on Spike’s tusks six years prior.
The accident left Spike “a little lopsided” and with a great threat of infection. Read on to see how CAD/CAM technology and Mastercam helped out this poor fellow. The full story can be found here.