Volunteers Needed – 3D Printed Prosthetics for Animals

3D Printed Prosthetic for Animals.

3D Printed Prosthetic for Animals – “We all can make a difference. It doesn’t matter who you are all it takes is for one person to do a good deed and than you have a movement,” Song told 3DPrint.com. “The volunteers are the real heroes and deserve the recognition…this project was the product of a ton of amazing people’s work and dedication and no words can express that.”

3D Printed Prosthetic for Animals.

Seeing an injured animal breaks my heart, and I know I’m not alone in that. Of course it’s hard to see an injured person, too, but there’s something about the innocence of a cat or dog (or toucan) that makes you want to drop everything to help ease their pain. Luckily for the world’s injured and disabled animals, there are plenty of people who are not only willing to help, but have access to the resources necessary to get creatures of all kinds back on their feet.

Jim Song is one of those people. He’s familiar with the work done bye-NABLE, which has amassed a community of thousands of makers dedicated to designing, redesigning, improving, and building 3D printed prosthetics to be delivered to kids with missing hands and arms all over the world. He’s also a friend of Prashant Gade, creator of the 3D printed Bio_Nick prosthetic arm. With his knowledge of 3D printing and prosthetic devices, Song decided to start his own service: the Computer Aided Pets (CAP) Project, which he describes as a sort of e-NABLE for pets.

The CAP Project is brand new; Song just got the website up and running a few days ago, but he’s already gotten interest from several owners of disabled pets. The project works just like e-NABLE: caretakers of animals in need of a prosthetic or assistive device contact the organization, and CAP will pair them with a volunteer, preferably in the same geographic location. That volunteer will then work with the animal and its caretaker to design and fit a prosthetic for it.

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