• Limb’s Created Via 3D Printers

  • 3D Printers are getting in the news all the time today.

    Here's a latest story, about the innovative use of these awesome printers.

    Read below and leave your comments.


    In the future, no duck will have to die because of missing legs. In fact, they will live forever if us nerds have anything to say about it. To wit: a designer named Terence Loring in Sicamous, British Columbia is busy building a fancy leg for a duckling named Dudley who, and this is true, lost his leg in an aggressive chicken fight. Loring own’s a 3D design company called 3D Pillar.

    Why Dudley decided to get mixed up in chicken warfare is anybody’s guess – there is some suspicion that the chickens were the instigators – 3Ders.org is detailing how 3D Pillar will help Dudley live a long and fruitful life.


    Loring began by measuring the duck’s missing leg and creating a simple design with a tube that goes around the stump connected to a flipper. A local 3D-printing company, Proto3000, is building the leg and Dudley’s minders at K9-1-1 Animal and Rescue will help him get used to walking with the new leg. You can watch Dudley in action at Canada’s Global News. I dare you not to “quack” a smile. Get it?

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    This is not the first time a duck has been saved through 3D-printing. In fact, a duckling named Buttercup received a 3D-printed leg last year after losing a leg to some “fowl” play.

    Could this pave the way for an uber-race of cyberducks, who, while winging their way across the vast expanses of their airy realm, use their laser eyes and sharp, pointy robobeaks to help them find delicious white bread and/or enemy cats? I certainly hope so. Until then, waddle on Dudley, waddle on.



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