3D printed duck foot lends hope to hobbled fowl | DVICE

Buttercup was born with a backward foot, and physical therapy only got the wayward webbing to turn back around half way. Plucky as can be, Buttercup soldiered on, hobbling along as best as could be expected.

Then came along 3D printed medicine, something which sparked a bit of inspiration in the mind of Buttercup’s “dad,” Mike Garey. Along with Dr. Shannon McGee, Garey has designed a rubber ducky foot for Buttercup, which was then printed by a 3D printing company called Novacopy. With the foot in hand, Buttercup’s “dad” can now create a mold from which a final silicone prosthetic can be cast.

3D printed duck foot lends hope to hobbled fowl | DVICE.

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