Disabled Dog Gets New 3D-Printed Legs

/ 3 years ago


A disabled dog has been given a new lease of life, thanks to a 3D printer. Derby the dog was born with crippled front legs and abandoned at a shelter. Luckily, Derby found a loving home, and his new owner just happened to be director of a 3D printing company.

Derby previously relied on a front-mounted wheelcart, but it proved impractical. His owner, Tara Anderson, and her team at 3D Systems embarked on a mission to design and produce prosthetic attachments to help Derby run and play with other dogs.

With his new legs, Derby runs 2 to 3 miles day and is said to be happier than ever.

Source: Gawker

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One Response to “Disabled Dog Gets New 3D-Printed Legs”
  1. Ryan Airth says:

    God I love 3D printing 😀
    And the dog genuinely looked a lot happier too.
    I hope they do another video, showing how he’s doing in a year or something.

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