3D printing in veterinary medicine

Ping the Paralyzed Puppy Walks Again, Thanks to 3D Printed Surgical Guides

Call me sentimental, but I am a sucker for a good story where 3D printing is used to help an animal get back on its feet, especially when the animal…

Russian Cats Walk Again with 3D Printed Titanium Prosthetic Paws

We’ve seen cats with 3D printed artificial knees, using 3D printed wheelchairs, and even 3D printed prosthetic legs for cats, but this is a first for me – a Russian…

UK Veterinarian Turns to 3D Printing to Fix a Tiny Dog’s Bent Leg

I have three dogs, all of whom are considered medium-sized in that they weigh roughly over 16 kg but less than 30 kg. When they run at you, especially my…

3D Printing News Briefs: December 14, 2018

In today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, we’re taking a look at some interesting use cases for 3D printing. First up, FATHOM is using DfAM to reduce the amount of material…

3D Printed Model Lets Puppy Run Around Like Puppies Should

A puppy named Bento started off his life in a bit of a rocky way – on the wrong foot, you might call it. The pet store where he started…

Hornbill Proudly Displays His New 3D Printed Beak

The Jurong Bird Park in Jurong, Singapore is home to several hornbills, including a Great Pied Hornbill named Jary. His name means “helmeted warrior” in ancient Norse, and it’s a…

Dog Recovering After Groundbreaking Surgery to Implant 3D Printed Skull Cap

Patches is a nine-year-old dachshund who, for years, had a small and apparently harmless bump on her head. Recently, however, that bump began growing until it became the size of…

CT Scans and 3D Printed Model Help Kodiak the Two-Toed Sloth Fix His Smile

3D printing is often put to the test by helping out our animal friends, from furry and feathered to scaled and shelled…and now, the two-toed sloth. One-year-old Kodiak resides at Busch…

When One Thing Leads to Another: 3D Printing the Unexpected

One of the things that often surprises an organization that gets its first 3D printer is the unexpected uses that seem to pop out of the woodwork once it arrives….

Metal 3D Printing Keeps Cyrano the Cat Landing on All Four Feet

Direct metal laser sintering (DMLS) is an industrial 3D printing process, increasingly put to use in applications such as the manufacture of car parts. But EOS recently used its DMLS technology…

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…

3D Printing News Briefs: May 2, 2017

In 3D Printing News Briefs today, we’re talking about new 3D software, equipment, and materials, a distribution partnership and a new additive manufacturing facility, and a seaworthy 3D printed prosthetic….

Exclusive Interview: Texas A&M Veterinarian Creates Entirely New Treatment to Save a Dog With a Gigabot 3D Printer

Most people can tell you a story about what made them finally decide to acquire a 3D printer or to start learning about the technology. For Dr. Michael Deveau, Radiation…

Middle School Students Design and 3D Print an Orthotic Boot for an Injured Penguin

Who doesn’t love a penguin? I’m sure there’s someone out there with a distaste for penguins, but I don’t know them. Penguins are adorable, and the success of films like…

Animal Avengers Do Good Again: Hanna the Labrador Retriever Receives 3D Printed, Bionic Tooth

Dental care can be a challenge for everyone, even with insurance. As premiums and co-pays increase–while benefits decrease—we’re often left with difficult choices and challenges, not to mention pain, difficulty…