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Peacock Receives 3D Printed Prosthetic Foot From Generous Reddit User

One of the best aspects of 3D printing is its ability to help animals all around the world. From prosthetics to walking aids, it’s proven to be an affordable and…

Using 3D Printing Technology to Save the Animals in 2017

As we prepare to usher 2017 out and welcome 2018 in, we’ve been reflecting on all of the ways that 3D printing technology has been used to make a difference,…

Prosthetic Leg Prototype Designed to Improve Balance and Mobility for Dogs

We’ve seen birds, tortoises, lizards, and cats get a new lease on life thanks to 3D printed prosthetic limbs, but more often, it seems, we hear about puppies and dogs…

Australia’s First 3D Printed Paw Helps Millie the Greyhound Run Again

While greyhounds can also be wonderful, affectionate pets, most people know them as the dogs that run fast. Greyhounds are, indeed, incredibly fast, but Millie, a young greyhound in Australia,…

A Leg and Two Tusks: Viktoria Modesta, Prosthetics, and Performance Art

This article from Shapeways Magazine shows how 3D printing can bring together prosthetics and performance. Viktoria Modesta is a model, musician, and self-described “bionic pop artist.” Born in Latvia, Modesta suffered a leg…

3D Printing Helps Lucky Dog Walk on All Four Legs

The Irish Retriever Rescue (IRR) is a collaboration between dog lovers in the UK and Ireland who are committed to rescuing abandoned, unwanted or abused golden retrievers. More than 100 dogs…

Through Teamwork and Trial and Error, Pete the Parrot Gets a 3D Printed Prosthetic Leg

We’ve seen many amazing stories of 3D printing technology helping injured birds, from 3D printed beaks and feet to orthotic boots, leg braces, and prosthetic legs. A 34-year-old Mealy Amazon parrot named Pete was the…

The UAE’s First Fully 3D Printed Prosthetic Leg Fitted: Recipient “Really Impressed” with Technology That Made It Possible

About a year ago, Dubai got pretty specific with some of the goals for its multi-tiered 3D printing plan in terms of the medical sector, when the Dubai Health Authority (DHA)…

Protosthetics Uses LulzBot 3D Printers for Patient-Specific Prosthetics

E-NABLE, Create Orthotics and others have shown us the value of 3D printed prosthetics. Desktop 3D printers allow for the creation of low-cost personalized prosthetics, even traditionally high-cost bionic prosthetics. The problem…

e-NABLE is Going to the Birds: 3D Printed Prosthetic Leg for a Secretary Bird in Germany

Usually when we write about worldwide volunteer network e-NABLE, we’re sharing an inspiring story about its 3D printed prosthetics and the children who receive them, or one of the many ways…

Update on Dubai’s 3D Printing Strategy: DHA Will Soon Begin Using 3D Printing Technology for Dental Services and Ultra-Lightweight Prosthetics

In early 2016, Dubai implemented its 3D Printing Strategy, as part of a directive given by Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin…

New Zealand Great Dane Beats Cancer & Receives 3D Printed Titanium Leg

Most of us somewhere along the way in life have encountered the three-legged dog. They’ve usually had an amputation for one reason or another but have met the challenge by…

Beating the Odds: Adaptive Athletes Turn to WASPMedical for 3D Printed Prosthetics, Excelling in Surfing & Canoeing

Not too long ago, I happened to glance at a social media post offering up typical reading materials for young men and women today, with a girls’ publication showing off…

Shedd Aquarium: Hiss Majesty Has Growing Collection of 3D Printed Prosthetics for Missing Leg, Thanks to Design Team & Vets

Whenever someone asks exactly what it is 3D printing is doing that’s so important, I’m torn between which examples to share first. With impacts occurring in so many sectors, from…

3D Printed Leg Allows Completely Natural Movement for Injured Whippet

Whippets are graceful, leggy dogs related to greyhounds, and although they are smaller, they can run just as fast as their larger counterparts. In fact, they can reach speeds of…

Art4Leg Unveils Custom 3D Printed Prosthetic Leg Covers

Every surface is an opportunity for design and our bodies are no exception. What constitutes the limits of our bodies is more open to interpretation than it might at first…

Japanese Artists Show Anime & Subculture Influences in 3D Printed XSENSE Prosthetics

Ω Surely amputees and those in need of prosthetics never dreamed they would see the day when such devices would become trendy, cool, and so incredibly customized, thanks to the…

Xavier University Gives Dog New 3D Printed Leg—Thanks To New MakerBot Innovation Center

The Xavier MakerBot Innovation Center, the opening of which it seems we just reported on yesterday, has finished a wonderful new project already—and it’s one of those heartwarming stories we…

‘Hobbes’ the Terrier to Receive 3D Printed Prosthetic Front Leg with Special Harness

With 3D printing affecting so many different facets of nearly every field these days — or at least garnering an interest — it’s no surprise that we humans are using…

Standard Cyborg Unveils the 3D Printed Prosthetic ‘Water Leg’ — Priced Under $500

Life with a prosthetic leg can be cumbersome. Many of us who are fortunate enough not to require such a device have no idea about the issues which need to…

Felix the Sheep Fitted With a 3D Printed Prosthetic Leg

It’s back to Woodstock, and today we aren’t headed down to Yasgur’s farm, but rather to Jenny Brown and Doug Abel’s Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary. These are some lucky farm animals…

Researchers Create Perfect Fitting 3D Printed Transtibial Leg Socket for Prosthetic Legs

I am fortunate enough to have both of my legs. I can run, jump, play football, and swim in the ocean. Unfortunately though, not everyone can say the same. There…

Biomedical Engineer Uses a DeltaWASP 20×40 3D Printer to Create Multiple Advanced Prosthetic Legs

When we typically talk about 3D printing and prostheses, most of the stories that we have covered have been focused on prosthetic hands and arms. Individuals from all over the…

Maryland Clinicians Launch Kickstarter Campaign to Raise Money to 3D Print Prostheses and Orthotics

Each year, thousands of people lose motor and limb function after loss of a limb. Doctors actually prescribe orthotics or prostheses and then specialists like Tyler Dunham and Tyler Manee…