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    Default 3D Printed Paws Allow Disabled Dog to Run for the Very First Time

    3D printed paws allow disabled rescue dog to run for the very first time



    derby the dog was born with a congenital disease that caused a malformation in his front paws, shaping them more like flippers than feet. unable to get around the house, nevermind interact with other canines or run around the park, derby required a solution that would aid in his overall mobility.
    animal-lover tara anderson volunteered to foster derby through hillsborough-based peace & paws, decidedly intent on using her own knowledge of technology and 3D printing to help derby move regularly for the first time.





    3D printed paws allow disabled rescue dog to run for the very first time

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    Aww, isn't that the sweetest, cutest thing?? Derby is a doll.

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    That is the sweetest story. Derby is such a pretty boy too.
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    Not only is it a great story, but it also shows what a groundbreaking, disruptive technology 3D printing is, and will be. There are numerous stories of people printing artificial limbs for themselves with 3D printers. Historically, niche manufactured items that are not mass produced are Very, VERY, expensive. But now, all you need is someone to create the design and (altruistically) make it public domain. Then, people can turn around and produce the item themselves. It is going to totally change our lives in ways that are hard to even imagine.
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    What a wonderful success story.
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