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Dallas Company Using 3D Printer to Help Disabled Dog

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    A Dallas company is using a 3D printer to go above and beyond for a four legged friend. (Published Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2016)

    A Dallas company is using a 3D printer to go above and beyond for a four-legged friend whose legs don't work properly.

    Sir Joey McGee, a 3-year-old mutt born with deformations in his front legs, cannot walk normally. He was recently rescued from an animal shelter and, after a difficult journey, was adopted by Ken Hanson with the Dallas company Dialexa.

    Here’s the kicker: Dialexa is an end-to-end product development company, so they build things. Now one of the things they are building is a wheel chair for Sir Joey McGee.

    They've measured him and are using 3D printer files from other dogs that have his same condition to make something that will help him walk.

    All the employees at Dialexa said the dog is funny, sweet and a real charmer.

    Hanson said on Facebook that once the wheelchair is completed the 3D printer files will be made open source so that anyone who needs them may use them.

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