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They say a human’s best friend is hairy and four-legged. Dogs are loyal animals, and it breaks our hearts to see them lose the use of a paw.

Using a 3D printer, two students at the University of Augsburg have developed a prototype for a prosthetic dog leg.

Additive manufacturing makes it possible to gear the design of the artificial limb to individual animals. Production costs are low; and a start-up is the next logical step.

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