Animals

Polly the Duck to Receive 3D Printed Bill Prosthetic

In Williamson County, Texas, a story of resilience, innovation, and cross-community effort is unfolding, illustrating the bond between humans and wildlife. All Things Wild, a wildlife rehabilitation center, has been…

Saving the New Zealand Fairy Tern: 3D Printed Eggs on Easter Sunday

In honor of Easter Sunday today, we’re bringing you a special story about 3D printed eggs, but this isn’t your typical Easter Egg piece. The Department of Conservation (DOC) in…

3D Printing News Briefs, January 13, 2024: OEM Certification, 3D Printed Dentures, & More

In 3D Printing News Briefs today, we’re talking about metal 3D printing and certifications, 3D printed dentures, freeform optics, and 3D printed swan eggs. Read on for all the details!…

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Frontier Bio’s Lab-Grown Blood Vessel Tech Is Powered by 3D Printing

Building on recent developments in biotechnology, biotech startup Frontier Bio has introduced a method to produce living human blood vessels in the lab. This innovation can potentially reshape the landscape…

Custom 3D Printed Prosthetic Keeps Cleo the Rescue Dog On Her Feet

Is there anything more heartwarming than a story in which 3D printing is used to help an animal? This one is even better than most, because it involves a rescue…

3D Printing News Briefs, August 12, 2023: IDEX 3D Printer, Electric Motor, & More

In 3D Printing News Briefs today, Mingda launched a new high-temperature IDEX FDM 3D printer, while Wayland Additive offers new Mixed Reality service packages for the Calibur3. Collaborative researchers at…

Killer 3D Printing Apps: Horse Trailers, Part Two

In a previous article, we went into great detail about the size and elements of the market for horse trailers, determining that, any way you slice it, horses may represent…

Wimba Aims to Mainstream 3D Printed Animal Prosthetics

While additive manufacturing (AM) has been used to produce prosthetics for humans and animals, there have yet to be many dedicated businesses for applying the technology strictly to making them…

3D Printing News Briefs, July 2, 2022: 3D Printed Pasta & Prosthetics & More

We’re beginning with awards in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, as Hexagon has recognized two winners in its first Sixth Sense cohort of manufacturing startups, and then on to automotive,…

Next-gen Biomaterials Startup Raises $4.1M

It’s turning out to be a big year for biomaterials in fashionwear, especially now that a handful of startups are building a new class of materials and getting plenty of…

3D Printing News Briefs, May 4, 2022: Construction, Research, & More

We’re going to tell you about a 3D printed pavilion and a 3D printed set of stairs first in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs. Moving on, Triastek has received FDA…

Endangered Indian Hornbill Rescued with 3D Printing from Formlabs

Formlabs‘ technology has been used in the past for medical applications, including anatomic models and COVID-19 test swabs. But recently, the 3D printing double unicorn put its printers to work…

3D Printed Prosthetics for Dogs Developed by Veterinary Student

There’s no shortage of stories in which 3D printing is used to help animals—and that’s a good thing! From wild birds and tortoises to working animals and household pets like…

Paralyzed Dog Runs Again with Aid of 3D Printed Spine Model

Whether it’s to make surgical guides, implants, or wheelchairs, 3D printing has been used numerous times to help paralyzed pets walk again. Recently, a TikTok video of a previously paralyzed…

Low-Cost 3D Printers Give Disabled Pets New Leash on Life

Born with neurological issues and rear leg deformities, special needs dog Jett suffered so much that he could barely move. Dogs like Jett don’t normally find a suitable home and…

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Max the Macaw is Back in Business with 3D Printed Titanium Beak

Birds use their beaks for a number of reasons, from grooming and eating to climbing and fighting. Max, a handsome 20-year-old macaw now living in the Hyacinth Haven Bird Sanctuary…

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Horse Saved with 3D Printing Makes for the Best Christmas Present Ever

Andrew Allshorn is the owner of 3D-SQUARED, which has been offering high-end manufacturing services and consulting since 2007. He started as a stereolithography (SLA) technician at the University of Liverpool in…

3D Printed Turtle Structures Highlight Marine Conservation

Few things warm my heart more than hearing stories of how 3D printing is used to help endangered species, such as sea turtles. But the technology doesn’t just help by…

GE Announces Metal 3D Printing Simulation and More at Formnext

As one of the most significant players in additive manufacturing (AM), GE Additive is always a company to watch at industry trade shows. At this year’s Formnext, the firm unveiled…

World’s Best Preserved Merck’s Rhino Gets 3D Printed Backup

In May 2016, a construction team in Poland was working on the initial stages of building a highway, when they stumbled across a skeleton. According to Dr Krzysztof Stefaniak from…

3D Printing News Briefs, August 21, 2021: Business, Blockchain, & More

In this edition of 3D Printing News Briefs, PrintParts has appointed a new executive, and a successful blockchain-based 3D printing solution was developed that will enable cryptographic protection of 3D…

3D Printed Windpipe Insert Helps Amish Draft Horse Breathe Easy

One of the most essential workers on an Amish farm is the mighty draft horse…having gone to college about an hour south of the heart of Ohio’s Amish country, I…