A New Method of Animal Protection - 3D Printing Technology to Rejuvenate Injured Animals
Once upon a time, many animals with short arms and legs could only wait to die. Even if they were adopted by good people, they could not return to normal life. With the development of prosthetic technology, especially after the emergence of 3D printing technology, it seems to bring new hope to customize prosthetic limbs for disabled animals through 3D technology, so as to live a brilliant life like healthy animals.
1. Red-crowned Cranes without Upper Beak
In 2017, a red-crowned crane named Junjun lost half its beak in a fight with other male cranes. In the past, Junjun would surely die, but the zoo staff made a PEEK mouth for Junjun through 3D printing technology, so that Junjun could live as normal as before.
2. A dog named Derby could not walk properly because of his forelimb dysplasia before birth. Then a company acquired a prosthetic limb using 3D printing technology, so that Derby could run freely like other dogs.