Derby the Dog 3D Printed Legs

더비는 장애를 가지고 태어났지만 그렇다고 해서 불구로 살아야 하는 것은 아닙니다.

3D 프린팅으로 새로운 삶을 살게된 더비

3D scanning software and 3D printing allows Derby to walk and run. With his prosthetics created through personal 3D scan data, Geomagic Freeform sculpting software, and printed on a 3D Systems ProJet MJP 5600, he can function much like any other dog and even leads way ahead of his owner.

인공 기관이 있을 때나 없을 때나 행복하게 살아가는 더비

Derby's disability meant that he has uniquely malformed front legs that could not simply be fit to a standard prosthetic. The peculiar gait caused by his disability also meant a detailed strategy was needed to accommodate him. This meant the development of custom cups shaped to his scan data using Geomagic freeform, plus the testing and addition of the 'rocker' design to enable him to run. 

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ProJet 5500X Derby Body Parts
ProJet 5500X Derby Body Parts

The printing of Derby's prosthetics was done on a ProJet MJP 3D printer by 3D Systems which enabled rapid production of the prosthetics in multi-materials including rubber grips on the rocker base and softer materials for the cups. The prosthetic supports themselves were 3D printed in the harder material to give strength but composited with some rubber to reduce impact while he runs.


더비는 3D 프린팅이 아니었다면 불가능했을 운동 능력을 가지게 되었습니다.

With 3D printing, the prosthetics are rapidly produced as single parts which eradicates the need for complex assembly processes.