Two-Legged Puppy Gets 3D-Printed Wheelchair

When you think of printing, you probably think of ink on paper, right? But this next story focuses on 3D printing.

3D or three dimensional printing uses a printer to create objects by adding or depositing layers of material. Like a traditional printer, a 3D printer receives data from a computer, but instead of printing on paper, it builds a three-dimensional model out of custom material.

Let's take a look at how a 3D printer in Athens, Ohio helped make a difference for a pretty special puppy.


We want to hear from you. Can you think of something you could design with a 3D printer that could help others? Or maybe something that would just make life a little easier? Let us know!

Instructional Links

Website Article & Video: Energy.gov, How 3D Printers Work

http://www.energy.gov/articles/how-3d-printers-work

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