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Prosthetic Leg Prototype Designed to Improve Balance and Mobility for Dogs

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 that benefit from the use of 3D printed prosthetics – though the technology doesn’t always end up being the right choice. Recently, Model Solution, a provider […]

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 that benefit from the use of 3D printed prosthetics – though the technology doesn’t...
Australia’s First 3D Printed Paw Helps Millie the Greyhound Run Again

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, lost her ability to run like the wind when she lost one of her front paws due to an injury when she was a puppy. […]

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, lost her ability to run like the wind when she lost one of her front paws...
A Leg and Two Tusks: Viktoria Modesta, Prosthetics, and Performance Art

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 injury at birth and decided to have her left leg amputated below the knee in 2007. For the past several years, she has made prosthetics […]

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 injury at birth and decided to...
3D Printing Helps Lucky Dog Walk on All Four Legs

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 are rehomed by this charity every year, and one special dog currently living in a foster home got some extra attention from IRR due to a […]

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 are rehomed by this charity every year, and one special dog currently living...
Through Teamwork and Trial and Error, Pete the Parrot Gets a 3D Printed Prosthetic Leg

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 recipient of his own 3D printed prosthetic after he survived an unfortunate injury. Pete’s story is remarkable, and not just because 3D printing swooped in […]

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 recipient of his own 3D printed prosthetic...
The UAE’s First Fully 3D Printed Prosthetic Leg Fitted: Recipient “Really Impressed” with Technology That Made It Possible

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) announced that it plans to be offering 3D printed limbs at a cost of Dh400 (about $109 USD) by the year 2025. In the fall […]

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) announced that it plans to be offering 3D printed limbs at a cost of Dh400 (about $109 USD)...
Protosthetics Uses LulzBot 3D Printers for Patient-Specific Prosthetics

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 with prosthetics has always been that they had to be handmade in order for the socket to fit well and for the prosthetic to be […]

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 with prosthetics has always been that...
e-NABLE is Going to the Birds: 3D Printed Prosthetic Leg for a Secretary Bird in Germany

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 you can volunteer. Recently, e-NABLE was called on to 3D print a prosthetic leg for a patient…but it wasn’t a human patient. Instead, the network, […]

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 you can volunteer. Recently, e-NABLE was called on to 3D print a...
Update on Dubai’s 3D Printing Strategy: DHA Will Soon Begin Using 3D Printing Technology for Dental Services and Ultra-Lightweight Prosthetics

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 Rashid Al Maktoum. It introduced a multi-tiered plan, focused on construction, medical products, and consumer products, to make the UAE a global leader in 3D […]

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 Rashid Al Maktoum. It introduced a multi-tiered plan, focused on construction, medical...
New Zealand Great Dane Beats Cancer & Receives 3D Printed Titanium Leg

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 adapting, and are often even healthier and more active than other dogs; however, it is a sad fate to see an active canine hobbling about—even […]

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 adapting, and are often even healthier and more active than other dogs; however, it is a sad...
Beating the Odds: Adaptive Athletes Turn to WASPMedical for 3D Printed Prosthetics, Excelling in Surfing & Canoeing

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 makeup and hair and heartthrobs, while the subject matter geared toward young males seemed to revolve completely around outdoor sports. With a caption that insinuated […]

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 makeup and hair and heartthrobs, while the subject matter geared toward young males seemed to...
Shedd Aquarium: Hiss Majesty Has Growing Collection of 3D Printed Prosthetics for Missing Leg, Thanks to Design Team & Vets

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 the space industry to automotive and construction, and far more, there are countless stories offering evidence as to exactly why this technology is important. The […]

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 the space industry to automotive and construction, and far more, there are countless...
3D Printed Leg Allows Completely Natural Movement for Injured Whippet

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 up to 40 miles per hour and can accelerate faster than any other dog in the world. In short, whippets are born to run. But […]

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 up to 40 miles per hour and can accelerate faster than any other dog in the world. In...
Art4Leg Unveils Custom 3D Printed Prosthetic Leg Covers

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 seem and the ability to mark our bodies and decorate them to our own desires is seen by many as a key aspect of freedom. From […]

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 seem and the ability to mark our bodies and decorate them to our own desires is seen by many as...
Japanese Artists Show Anime & Subculture Influences in 3D Printed XSENSE Prosthetics

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 technology of 3D printing. From all ages competing in athletic events to kids sporting 3D printed super-hero style prosthetic arms, not only has the world of 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 technology of 3D printing. From all ages competing in athletic events to kids sporting 3D...
Xavier University Gives Dog New 3D Printed Leg—Thanks To New MakerBot Innovation Center

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 love reporting on, as a Cincinnati, Ohio dog has a new lease—or, um, leash—on life. It’s a big story for a dog named Tiny, born […]

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 love reporting on, as a Cincinnati, Ohio dog has a new lease—or, um, leash—on...
‘Hobbes’ the Terrier to Receive 3D Printed Prosthetic Front Leg with Special Harness

‘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 it now to try and better the quality of life for our beloved pets as well. There’s something deeply fulfilling about nurturing our pets and […]

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 it now to try and better the quality of life for our beloved pets as well. There’s something deeply...
Standard Cyborg Unveils the 3D Printed Prosthetic ‘Water Leg’ — Priced Under $500

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 be overcome by those fitted with a prosthetic. You don’t just slip the prosthetic on and go about your daily life, care free. An individual […]

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 be overcome by those fitted with a prosthetic. You don’t just slip the prosthetic on and go about your...
Felix the Sheep Fitted With a 3D Printed Prosthetic Leg

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 indeed, who despite challenges earlier in their lives, are now cherished and nurtured deep in the Catskill Mountains where peace, love, and happiness made history […]

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 indeed, who despite challenges earlier in their lives, are now cherished and nurtured...
Researchers Create Perfect Fitting 3D Printed Transtibial Leg Socket for Prosthetic Legs

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 are individuals born with birth defects that bring them into this world with missing legs, and there are those who suffer an accident or disease […]

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 are individuals born with birth defects that bring them into this world with missing legs, and there are...
Biomedical Engineer Uses a DeltaWASP 20×40 3D Printer to Create Multiple Advanced Prosthetic Legs

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 world have seen 3D printing come to the aid of their loved ones, who previously were handicapped by birth defects or accidents. Groups such as […]

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 world have seen 3D printing come to the aid of their loved ones, who previously were...
Maryland Clinicians Launch Kickstarter Campaign to Raise Money to 3D Print Prostheses and Orthotics

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 enter the process. Crafting orthotics and prosthetics is a very specialized field. Orthotists design, make, and fit braces like supports — one good example of […]

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 enter the process. Crafting orthotics and prosthetics is a very specialized...
Industrial Designer Creates The ‘Exo’ 3D Printed Prosthetic Leg with Aesthetics in Mind

Industrial Designer Creates The ‘Exo’ 3D Printed Prosthetic Leg with Aesthetics in Mind

Brooklyn, New York industrial designer William Root is using 3D scanning, modeling, and printing to create customized prosthetic limbs. Currently, he is working on the prototype for what he calls the “Exo-Prosthetic Leg.” Each year in the US around 185,000 amputations are performed, 90% of which involve the loss of lower extremities. There are approximately […]

Brooklyn, New York industrial designer William Root is using 3D scanning, modeling, and printing to create customized prosthetic limbs. Currently, he is working on the prototype for what he calls the “Exo-Prosthetic Leg.” Each year in the US around 185,000 amputations...
UNYQ Releases New 3D Printed Camouflage Prosthetic Leg Coverings

UNYQ Releases New 3D Printed Camouflage Prosthetic Leg Coverings

I remember when I was in 5th grade, and I had befriended the “new kid.” Little Danny had moved to Ohio with his parents, after having lived in a small town in West Virginia all of his life. As if being the new kid in school wasn’t hard enough, Danny was faced with a double whammy. […]

I remember when I was in 5th grade, and I had befriended the “new kid.” Little Danny had moved to Ohio with his parents, after having lived in a small town in West Virginia all of his life. As if being the new kid in school wasn’t hard enough, Danny...
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