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An Orthotic Boot for Purps the Penguin

Yellow Purple the penguin (Purps for short) lives at Mystic Aquarium in Connecticut. She injured her foot and needed help with her mobility, so the aquarium staff enlisted the help of the ACT Group/3D Systems and a local middle school. They all worked together to design and 3D print a boot to help Purps get around while she heals.

(YouTube link)

See the video about how the boot was made at Laughing Squid.

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