3D Printing Gives Animal Prosthetics a Leg Up

3D printing gives animal prosthetics a leg up with its ease of adaptability, and ability for stress testing and movement mapping of the limb before it is produced.

Dive Design, a New Jersey-based design firm has partnered with Bionic pets, a company which specialises in animal prosthetics to improve on the process of creating animal prosthetics and provide accessibility tech for pets.

Bionic Pets’ Campana says the rapid iteration afforded by 3D printing is especially beneficial for younger animals, since the patient may need many devices as its body grows. “A new device may be needed, but we do not need to make a cast or redesign,” he says in an email. “We can just resize the file and reprint.”

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