In Pictures: The year in 3D printing (so far)

With the Inside 3D Printing conference kicking off this week, what better time than now to recap what has been the most eventful year for 3D printing technology so far.

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Buttercup the duck gets a new foot In a more lighthearted story, the owners of a waterfowl sanctuary designed a 3D-printed prosthetic foot for one of its ducks, named Buttercup, who was born with a deformation, CBS News reported. After creating the design, the owners of the sanctuary contacted 3D printing company Novacopy to print it. The prosthetic is worn like a cast over Buttercup’s foot, and took just a few hours for the duck to learn how to use.

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