Ohio University 3D Prints Prosthetic for Tumbles the Terrier
While it has become widely known that the possibilities of what can be 3D printed are nearly limitless, students at Ohio University (“OU”) have combined imagination with function to create a truly “aww” inspiring item.
As reported by WBNS-10TV
, the 3D printing lab at OU has developed a “sled” that will allow Tumbles, a less than a year old Terrier born without front legs, to move on his own. Tumbles will use the sled by lying on the breast plate and using his back legs to push the wheels forward.
The lab at OU is equipped with a $250,000 3D printer that will be able to print the wheels and axle in approximately five hours and the “U” shaped harness in another eight hours.
“The trickiest part is getting the dog to use it,” said Joe Jollick, who runs the lab.
For more on Tumbles’ sled, please read WBNS-10TV's coverage
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