animal prostheses

[Chicken] Debbie Harry Gets New Feet Thanks to 3D Printing

[Chicken] Debbie Harry Gets New Feet Thanks to 3D Printing

You may not have previously considered 3DPrint.com as your go-to to get all the latest celebrity gossip, but you might change your mind after reading this juicy tidbit that we’ve got covered here: Debbie Harry lost her feet to frostbite and a 3D printed pair are helping her get around these days. Let that sink […]

You may not have previously considered 3DPrint.com as your go-to to get all the latest celebrity gossip, but you might change your mind after reading this juicy tidbit that we’ve got covered here: Debbie Harry lost her feet to frostbite and a 3D printed pair are...
Students Use Creativity, STEM Education, and 3D Printing to Create Prosthetic Leg For Baby Chick

Students Use Creativity, STEM Education, and 3D Printing to Create Prosthetic Leg For Baby Chick

We turn to 3D printing often in the medical field, many times to make custom prosthetics. But the veterinary field is also using the technology to create prosthetic limbs and devices for our feathered, furry, and barnyard friends. In 2015, a young chicken named Cecily was suffering from a damaged tendon that rendered one leg useless, […]

We turn to 3D printing often in the medical field, many times to make custom prosthetics. But the veterinary field is also using the technology to create prosthetic limbs and devices for our feathered, furry, and barnyard friends. In 2015, a young chicken named Cecily...
Peacock Receives 3D Printed Prosthetic Foot From Generous Reddit User

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 versatile solution for a wide range of pet owners. In a video posted on YouTube, a Wyoming man named Mike described how his family’s pet […]

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 versatile solution for a wide range of pet owners. In a video posted on YouTube, a Wyoming man named...
University’s 3D Printing Club Creates a 3D Printed Foot for a Local Dog

University’s 3D Printing Club Creates a 3D Printed Foot for a Local Dog

Tucker is a beautiful five-year-old Australian shepherd who has a lot of energy and loves people – a typical dog, in other words. One thing sets him apart from most of his puppy peers, however – he was born missing several bones in his back right foot. Kendra Earl Warlow, who adopted Tucker when he […]

Tucker is a beautiful five-year-old Australian shepherd who has a lot of energy and loves people – a typical dog, in other words. One thing sets him apart from most of his puppy peers, however – he was born missing several bones in his back right foot....
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...
Nonprofit Pawsthetics Launches GoFundMe Campaign to Raise Funds for 3D Printed Animal Prosthetics

Nonprofit Pawsthetics Launches GoFundMe Campaign to Raise Funds for 3D Printed Animal Prosthetics

I’ll admit it, I’m a little (okay, a lot) obsessed with watching animal videos on social media; honestly, it’s one of the reasons I really love sites like Facebook and Instagram. It brings me ridiculous amounts of joy to see stories of cute animals performing human-like tricks (have you seen the cat that high-fives and […]

I’ll admit it, I’m a little (okay, a lot) obsessed with watching animal videos on social media; honestly, it’s one of the reasons I really love sites like Facebook and Instagram. It brings me ridiculous amounts of joy to see stories of cute animals...
After a Pig Attack, A Lucky Duck is Back to Normal with a 3D Printed Bill

After a Pig Attack, A Lucky Duck is Back to Normal with a 3D Printed Bill

Blu is a pretty, blue-gray duck, a Swedish Blue mixed breed, living on a farm in Michigan. Mostly, he lives a peaceful life, but in January he became the unfortunate victim of an attack by a pig. The encounter left him with an injured tongue and part of his bill missing, but several months later, […]

Blu is a pretty, blue-gray duck, a Swedish Blue mixed breed, living on a farm in Michigan. Mostly, he lives a peaceful life, but in January he became the unfortunate victim of an attack by a pig. The encounter left him with an injured tongue and part of his bill...
Seemore the Sea Turtle Gets a 3D Printed Shell Upgrade

Seemore the Sea Turtle Gets a 3D Printed Shell Upgrade

The Mall of America is more than just the Taj Mahal Mall, known for its vastness, it is also home to public aquarium called Sea Life that houses Seemore the sea turtle, who was unfortunately injured when struck by a boat. In the wild, her chances of survival were slim; her cracked shell left her […]

The Mall of America is more than just the Taj Mahal Mall, known for its vastness, it is also home to public aquarium called Sea Life that houses Seemore the sea turtle, who was unfortunately injured when struck by a boat. In the wild, her chances of survival were...
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...
Beauty and the Beak: Nonfiction Children’s Book Tells the Story of First Bald Eagle to Receive a 3D Printed Prosthetic Beak

Beauty and the Beak: Nonfiction Children’s Book Tells the Story of First Bald Eagle to Receive a 3D Printed Prosthetic Beak

I have always been an animal lover. In addition to the cat I had growing up, I had a myriad of caged pets as well – a hamster, fish, parakeets, lizards, and mice. My husband and I now own two dogs and two cats, and we have had to remind each other, and ourselves, on […]

I have always been an animal lover. In addition to the cat I had growing up, I had a myriad of caged pets as well – a hamster, fish, parakeets, lizards, and mice. My husband and I now own two dogs and two cats, and we have had to remind each other, and...
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...
Volunteers Needed for the CAP Project: 3D Printed Prosthetics for Animals

Volunteers Needed for the CAP Project: 3D Printed Prosthetics for Animals

Seeing an injured animal breaks my heart, and I know I’m not alone in that. Of course it’s hard to see an injured person, too, but there’s something about the innocence of a cat or dog (or toucan) that makes you want to drop everything to help ease their pain. Luckily for the world’s injured […]

Seeing an injured animal breaks my heart, and I know I’m not alone in that. Of course it’s hard to see an injured person, too, but there’s something about the innocence of a cat or dog (or toucan) that makes you want to drop everything to help ease...
Creature Comfort & Care: Teenage Nonprofit Founder Saves Injured Animals With a 3D Printer

Creature Comfort & Care: Teenage Nonprofit Founder Saves Injured Animals With a 3D Printer

I consider myself lucky to have grown up in a family that taught me to do whatever I could to help animals in need. Taking in strays, sheltering injured birds, even, in one particularly memorable summer, rescuing tadpoles from a drying-up pond – I was always surrounded by examples of kindness and compassion for creatures. […]

I consider myself lucky to have grown up in a family that taught me to do whatever I could to help animals in need. Taking in strays, sheltering injured birds, even, in one particularly memorable summer, rescuing tadpoles from a drying-up pond – I was always...
Sonic the Bionic: Doctors and Designers Team Up to Help Kitten With 3D Printed Prosthetic

Sonic the Bionic: Doctors and Designers Team Up to Help Kitten With 3D Printed Prosthetic

The Sonic Project may sound like something having to do with, say, the speed of sound, but in fact it’s all about a kitten. Sonic is a four-month-old black kitten who was born with a deformity in his front leg that makes it difficult for him to walk. He’s actually missing a bone; instead of […]

The Sonic Project may sound like something having to do with, say, the speed of sound, but in fact it’s all about a kitten. Sonic is a four-month-old black kitten who was born with a deformity in his front leg that makes it difficult for him to walk. He’s...
Gigi the Macaw is the Proud Recipient of the World’s First 3D Printed Titanium Beak

Gigi the Macaw is the Proud Recipient of the World’s First 3D Printed Titanium Beak

Over the weekend, I was hanging out with a family member when she told me about her friend’s dog, who recently had to have her leg amputated because of cancer. I almost jumped out of my chair, squealing, “Now she can get a 3D printed leg!” I’ve written a lot of stories about disabled animals […]

Over the weekend, I was hanging out with a family member when she told me about her friend’s dog, who recently had to have her leg amputated because of cancer. I almost jumped out of my chair, squealing, “Now she can get a 3D printed leg!” I’ve...
Mr. Ben the Cockatoo Gets a 3D Printed Peg Leg Worthy of Any Pirate

Mr. Ben the Cockatoo Gets a 3D Printed Peg Leg Worthy of Any Pirate

Lorraine Hollingworth isn’t sure how her cockatoo, Mr. Ben, lost his leg. Hollingsworth runs Charlie’s Angels Parrot Rescue in Oxfordshire, England, where Mr. Ben was dropped off by his previous owner, who “couldn’t cope with him anymore” (apparently he had developed a nasty biting habit). Mr. Ben had originally been “purchased from a pet shop with […]

Lorraine Hollingworth isn’t sure how her cockatoo, Mr. Ben, lost his leg. Hollingsworth runs Charlie’s Angels Parrot Rescue in Oxfordshire, England, where Mr. Ben was dropped off by his previous owner, who “couldn’t cope with him anymore”...
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...
Grecia the Toucan Finally Has His New 3D Printed Beak

Grecia the Toucan Finally Has His New 3D Printed Beak

On the list of things that upset and outrage me, cruelty to animals is way up there. That’s why the story of Grecia the toucan made me so angry. Grecia was the victim of a brutal attack by a group of boys, who witnesses said were laughing and beating him with a stick. During the […]

On the list of things that upset and outrage me, cruelty to animals is way up there. That’s why the story of Grecia the toucan made me so angry. Grecia was the victim of a brutal attack by a group of boys, who witnesses said were laughing and beating him with a...
Virginia Students Designing 3D Printed Wheelchair for Lilly the Two-Legged Goat

Virginia Students Designing 3D Printed Wheelchair for Lilly the Two-Legged Goat

Here at 3DPrint.com we cover our share of stories about 3D printing technologies helping people rebuild their lives through customized prosthetics, orthotics, and devices. The medical applications for the technology seem unlimited, and we are frequently reminded that medical devices are not just limited to humans. In July, we covered a story about how Taiwan’s […]

Here at 3DPrint.com we cover our share of stories about 3D printing technologies helping people rebuild their lives through customized prosthetics, orthotics, and devices. The medical applications for the technology seem unlimited, and we are frequently reminded that...
University in Taiwan is 3D Printing Prosthetic Body Parts for Animals at Just 1/30th the Cost

University in Taiwan is 3D Printing Prosthetic Body Parts for Animals at Just 1/30th the Cost

I remember when I was about 6 or 7 years old, and my best friend’s dog gave birth to a litter of puppies. There was one puppy that unfortunately was born without his two front legs, and because of this disability, my friend’s family decided to euthanize him. I remember crying for hours over that poor […]

I remember when I was about 6 or 7 years old, and my best friend’s dog gave birth to a litter of puppies. There was one puppy that unfortunately was born without his two front legs, and because of this disability, my friend’s family decided to euthanize...
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