3D Printing Helps Dog Walk Again

Peace and Paws Rescue in New Hampshire found the perfect foster home for Derby, a dog who was born with deformed front legs. His foster parent, Tara Anderson, was a 3DSystems employee. She got two designers and an animal orthotist to scan Derby’s legs and make perfectly fitting cradles that allow him to run and play. Now that the prosthetics have been made, they could feasibly be scaled up or down to help other animals, too. “This is what 3D printing is all about,” said Anderson. “To be able to help anybody — a dog, a person — to have a better life? There’s just no better thing to be involved in.” — Read it at Tech Crunch


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