We Can Rebuild Him

Born with deformed front legs, Derby the dog was missing out on a normal life full of running and playing. But a team of ingenious problem-solvers at 3D Systems created custom-fitted prosthetic legs for Derby, putting a spring into his step.

The first prosthetics kept Derby’s front end low to the ground, but last month, 3D Systems introduced Derby 2.0, taller legs that allowed more natural movement.

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10 thoughts on “We Can Rebuild Him

  1. allein January 4, 2016 / 1:06 pm


    What a great story. πŸ™‚

  2. Gigi_the cat lady January 4, 2016 / 1:08 pm

    Look at that tail, that is one happy doggy. Thank you to the lovely people at 3D System for making Derby so happy, you are my heroes !

  3. Madame X January 4, 2016 / 1:33 pm

    Faith in humanity. Restored.

    Derby, you are one awesome pup!

  4. Faye January 4, 2016 / 2:27 pm

    Dog spirit + human kindness + technology.

  5. Michelle P January 4, 2016 / 2:46 pm

    Where do I sign up for this magical career of helping doggies? That looks like fulfilling and creative work and everyone wins (especially the Derby’s of the world!).

  6. LunaChickFringe January 4, 2016 / 3:24 pm

    Heart bursting…

  7. Amy January 4, 2016 / 3:31 pm

    I don’t know if it’s possible for me to love this story more!

  8. Saffron January 4, 2016 / 3:39 pm

    My eyeballs are leaking with happiness. Such a brave doggeh and wonderful hoomins!!!!!!!

  9. birdcage January 4, 2016 / 4:27 pm


  10. Mr. Max January 5, 2016 / 2:42 am

    Beautiful dog, beautiful people, wonderful project. Thank you for sharing this!

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