animals

GE Additive Walks on the Wild Side, Creates Metal 3D-Printed Feeder for Zoo Animals

3D printing is often used to study animals and their behavior, and even help fix their various medical issues. Now, the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is partnering with GE Additive’s…

DiveDesign & Bionic Pets: 3D Printing Custom Prosthetics for Dogs, Ducks, and More

New Jersey product development studio DiveDesign helps clients strategically build brands and products that will shape their industries, offering services such as industrial design, web development, engineering, design research and…

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…

Creature Comforts: 10 Ways 3D Printing Helped Animals This Year

Everyone loves a good animal story, and the 3D printing world has plenty of them. From animal prosthetics to implants to even robotic assistance for bees, 3D printing has helped…

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…

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…

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,…

Tennessee Veterinarians Use 3D Printed Models for Pre-Surgical Planning and Practice

As owners of two cats and two fairly rambunctious dogs, my husband and I have paid our fair share of visits to the veterinarian. Most of the time, it’s only…

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…

Middle School Students 3D Print a Wheelchair for a Special Kitten

As the owner of a one-eyed cat, I have a soft spot for animals that some might consider flawed or, well, a bit odd. So do the people at the…

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…

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 Robotics Team Uses 3D Printing to Help Restore Kentucky’s Bat Population

Have you ever found an animal utterly fascinating, while also being slightly creeped out by it? I feel this way about snakes – I think they are really interesting animals,…

Furever3D Will 3D Print Miniature Replicas of Your Furry Friends Using Your Photos

I am a lifelong animal lover. It started with Felix the goldfish when I was five years old, and continued with our family parakeets, Chip and Dale. I had a…

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…

Red-Crowned Crane Receives 3D Printed Beak

With the exception of the infamous cock-fighting rings, bird fights aren’t normally those associated with guts and gore in the animal kingdom. However, I’ve come to believe that this is…

3D Printed Surgical Models Can Be Used to Help Animals, Too

Most animal lovers have known the sorrow of losing a beloved pet. It’s horrible, especially when you have to make the decision to put an animal to sleep because of…

What Is This, a House for Fleas? Canadian 3D Printing Services Company Makes 440 Very Small Augmented Reality Homes

Thank’s to one of Canada’s very first 3D printing services providers, global animal and pet health and pharmaceutical company Zoetis was able to run the world’s largest 3D printing and…

Pawsthetics Needs Your Help to Design and 3D Print Prostheses for Pets with Special Needs

Traditionally made prosthetic devices can cost the disabled community thousands, if not tens of thousands of dollars, to have custom designed. But in the last few years 3D printing has…

Fred the Tortoise Receives a 3D Printed Shell After a Horrific Fire Destroys His Original

One of my favorite reasons for covering the 3D printing space is the fact that I get to report on some really inspiring stories. I’m an animal lover and love…

3D Printed Open Source Adaptable Wheelchair Design Released for Handicapped Dogs

Luisa the dog had a very tough start in life. Her mother, a stray dog in Italy, gave birth to a litter of pups on a property where they weren’t…

South Africa: Amputee Goose, Ozzie, Receives 3D Printed Leg Prosthetic

While we come across so many scientific, complex stories regarding 3D printing every day, much of it based around transforming industry, helping to save lives, and working as a general…

Own a HappyToadlet or a NaturalChicken? Win the Formlabs Contest with 3D Printed Namesake Model

There’s nothing more pleasurable in daily life than when work and fun intersect, and many of us — yours truly included — are glad to say that’s often an everyday…