September 2016

CAP Project launches to bring 3D printed prosthetics to animals, looking for volunteers

2016-10-19T10:05:26+00:00 September 3rd, 2016|English, News|

We here at 3ders.org especially love reporting on 3D printing stories that really change lives – human and animal. And we are very happy to see that the animal kingdom is also increasingly benefitting from 3D printed prostheses and medical tools. In many of cases, 3D printed solutions even make it possible for those animals [...]

July 2016

Red crowned crane receives 3D printed beak

2016-07-23T12:24:30+00:00 July 24th, 2016|English, News|

With the exception of the infamous cock-fighting rings, bird fights aren’t normally those associated with guts and gore in the animal kingdom. However, I’ve come to believe that this is only because most of us haven’t spent a great deal of time observing avian behavior as these creatures can be just as vicious, albeit in some [...]

3D printed tooth implant for dogs

2016-07-10T09:48:53+00:00 July 11th, 2016|English, News|

A team of Brazilian veterinarian specialists calling themselves the “Animal Avengers” have impressed the world with a number of technologically innovative animal surgeries this past year. In February, for instance, the team successfully implanted a Brazilian parrot with the world’s first 3D printed titanium beak prosthetic, and in March, they helped a tortoise named Freddy [...]

May 2016

How you can use 3D printing to help animals

2016-10-24T00:14:16+00:00 May 6th, 2016|English, News|

It’s Friday afternoon! To help you get to the weekend faster, let us warm your hearts with some furry and feathered friends who have been given a new lease on life with 3D printed limbs, and check out some cool designs for humans as well. Buttercup the Duck Buttercup standing on two feet (Photo credit: [...]

April 2016

3D printed medical models can change our understanding of animal anatomy

2016-10-24T00:14:45+00:00 April 15th, 2016|English, News|

Though 3D printing can theoretically revolutionize just about any industry you can think of, surely the most important of all is the medical sector – where it can actively make the difference between life and death. To be sure, 3D bioprinting solutions for transplantable organs are still some years away, but 3D printed replicas of [...]

Ethics of 3D printing in veterinary medicine

2016-03-29T09:42:42+00:00 April 3rd, 2016|English, News|

The practice of medicine in fraught with moral and philosophical conundrums. The more complex and dramatic the medical intervention, the deeper the questions connected to such activities. Questions that have been in the public eye range from the debate over the right to refuse vaccines or other medical treatments because of religious belief to questions [...]

Stork narrowly survives with 3D printed leg orthoses

2016-03-29T09:27:46+00:00 April 1st, 2016|English, News|

A virtual Noah’s Ark of animals has now been helped through the use of 3D printing by caring humans.  From sea creatures, like the Robo Turtle, to forlorn fowl, like Beauty the Bald Eagle, 3D printing has played a crucial role in rehabilitating these animals for the wild.  The latest story surrounds a Latvian Stork, [...]

February 2016

Brazilian parrot receives world’s first titanium 3D printed beak

2016-02-23T22:53:23+00:00 February 24th, 2016|English, News|

A team of veterinarians and 3D printing experts from the Renato Archer Technology and Information Center (CTI) in Campinas, Brazil have successfully implanted the world’s first metal 3D printed beak on a bright blue and yellow macaw. The bird, named Gigi, was rescued from captivity and found with severe deformations on her beak that prevented her from [...]

January 2016

Injured Costa Rican toucan saved with 3D printed prosthetic beak

2016-01-16T20:01:45+00:00 January 17th, 2016|English, News|

For those following the rising use of 3D printing for prosthetic replacements, you may have noticed that humans aren’t the only ones benefiting from these constant breakthroughs in 3D printed assistive devices. There is a vast variety of both domesticated and wild animals who have overcome their injuries and deformities thanks to 3D printed prosthetics. [...]

December 2015

Lame duck given clean bill of health thanks to 3D printed leg

2016-10-19T10:06:10+00:00 December 26th, 2015|English, News|

A pair of Indian 3D printing experts have come to the aid of a lame duck, providing it with a new 3D printed leg. The tiny prosthesis took two hours to print and will be attached by a veterinary doctor in the near future. M. Veeresh and Y. Sandeep Reddy, both employees of Indian 3D [...]