3D printing gives Quack-Quack a second lease at life

Atmel | Bits & Pieces

Similar to our buddy TurboRoo last week, today we have another instance of 3D printing coming to the aid of one of our friends in the animal kingdom.


A duck was basking in the sun at National Taiwan University, when a dog randomly attacked the unsuspecting bird. A local animal hospital performed immediate surgery to repair the fowl; yet coming out of the procedure they determined that it would not be able to put any weight on its leg.

In true Maker fashion, the ingenious collaboration of Taipei Hackerspace and design firm Lung X Lung turned to 3D printing to help out the duck. 3DPrint.com reports that the team used 3D Systems’ Cubify Sense 3D scanner to make a mold of the duck’s foot and capture the leg in three dimensions. Following the scans and some quick analysis, the team 3D printed a covering where Quack-Quack’s foot would reside, as well as a brace…

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