Animal of the Day: Derby the Dog Has 3D-Printed Paws

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Via: 3D Systems
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Using 3D printed prosthetics, Derby the dog can now walk and run for the first time in his life. He was born with small forearms and no front paws like a furry little T-Rex, and he could only move around on soft surfaces as a result of the deformity. So 3D Systems created some new legs for him using a 3D scanner and a multi-material 3D printer that could build both the sturdy base and comfortable rubber cups. “He runs with Sherri and I every day, at least two to three miles,” said his owner Dom Portanova. “When I saw him sprinting like that on his new legs it was just amazing.” Watch him in action in the video above.

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