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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...
Champ the German Shepherd is Getting a 3D Printed Prosthetic Leg Thanks to a Group of High School Students

Champ the German Shepherd is Getting a 3D Printed Prosthetic Leg Thanks to a Group of High School Students

Flagler Palm Coast High School teacher and the Anatomy of Design class instructor Courtney Vandebunte was discussing potential projects that would appeal to her students with her fellow teachers when she came upon the idea of using the Florida school’s recently acquired 3D printers to build prosthetics. Her first instinct was to contact e-NABLE, a […]

Flagler Palm Coast High School teacher and the Anatomy of Design class instructor Courtney Vandebunte was discussing potential projects that would appeal to her students with her fellow teachers when she came upon the idea of using the Florida school’s recently...
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...
Pawsthetics Needs Your Help to Design and 3D Print Prostheses for Pets with Special Needs

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 completely revolutionized how prosthetic devices for humans are designed and manufactured. 3D scanners, design software and inexpensive 3D printers can now produce functional prosthetic and […]

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 completely revolutionized how prosthetic devices for humans are designed and...
Maggie the Dog Gets 3D Printed Leg Brace

Maggie the Dog Gets 3D Printed Leg Brace

If you’re like me, you know that the real purpose of the internet is to share stories about animals. Whether it’s teeny puppies just learning how to howl or touching moments between a caregiver and an aging pooch, it’s easy to not get nearly enough work done while enjoying the web presence of our four-legged […]

If you’re like me, you know that the real purpose of the internet is to share stories about animals. Whether it’s teeny puppies just learning how to howl or touching moments between a caregiver and an aging pooch, it’s easy to not get nearly enough...
Malamute Puppy Gets New Lease on Life with 3D Printed Prosthetic Leg

Malamute Puppy Gets New Lease on Life with 3D Printed Prosthetic Leg

When Yogo was born, there was something different about her than all the other puppies in her litter: she suffers from congenital atrophy in her right front leg causing it to be significantly smaller than the others. That didn’t stop her owner from falling in love with the spunky little malamute puppy though and Yogo […]

When Yogo was born, there was something different about her than all the other puppies in her litter: she suffers from congenital atrophy in her right front leg causing it to be significantly smaller than the others. That didn’t stop her owner from falling in...
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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