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3D Systems prints paws for Derby allowing him to run

Derby was born with deformations in both of his front legs, making movement and any kind of speed difficult, if not impossible. Thanks, in part, to 3D Systems now, he can run.

The husky mix was fitted out with two prosthetic paws, custom-made on 3D sculpting software to fit his forearms. “The great thing about using 3D technology in Derby’s case, is having these images on file on a computer, and being able to print them. [It] is a lot quicker than having to hand sculpt every single mold and rebuild these braces five to ten times,” explained Kevin Atkins, 3D Systems’ Freeform Product Manager.

Watch the video below to see how 3D Systems really is “Manufacturing the Future”…

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