3D Printing for a Lucky Duck

NovaCopy, a 3D printing company based in Tennessee recently helped to change the fortunes of a very unlucky duck. Buttercup the duck was born in a high school science lab with a backwards left foot. After Buttercup was transferred to his new home with the Feathered Angels Waterfowl Sanctuary, his owner Mike Garey began thinking of ways to alleviate his pain. ”With his deformed foot, he would have been in pain and had constant cuts and foot infections walking on the side of it even at our sanctuary here, and foot infections on these guys is always a serious matter.”

Buttercup Heals From His Amputation

Buttercup Heals From His Amputation


After Buttercup’s foot was amputated, Garey turned to NovaCopy. There they designed, molded and printed out a new foot based on Buttercup’s sister’s foot.


Follow his story on his Facebook page.


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