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Emily Morris, Katelyn Mumma, Chad Mohrbacher with their teacher Courtney Vandebunte. This group designed a figure-8 prosthetic to provide Champ with maximum stability when walking on sidewalks and roads.

A new leg for Champ: FPC students 3D print prosthetics for German Sheperd

Monday, Mar. 7, 2016 |

Emily Morris, Katelyn Mumma, Chad Mohrbacher with their teacher Courtney Vandebunte. This group designed a figure-8 prosthetic to provide Champ with maximum stability when walking on sidewalks and roads.

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The class broke into small teams, and each came up with a prosthetic leg design that will be tried by Champ.

Monday, Mar. 7, 2016 |

The class broke into small teams, and each came up with a prosthetic leg design that will be tried by Champ.

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Raphael Santiago and Kyle Goyzueta have developed a tank with treads prosthetic. "We came up with the idea based on the movie "Fury." Santiago said.

Monday, Mar. 7, 2016 |

Raphael Santiago and Kyle Goyzueta have developed a tank with treads prosthetic. "We came up with the idea based on the movie "Fury." Santiago said.

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Brianna Bunting and Andrew Bigler are refining the figure-J prosthetic, that was designed to help champ run. The groups idea came from watching the movie "Bladerunner."

Monday, Mar. 7, 2016 |

Brianna Bunting and Andrew Bigler are refining the figure-J prosthetic, that was designed to help champ run. The groups idea came from watching the movie "Bladerunner."

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Kristina Santiago and Tianna Tucci have designed a C-curved prosthetic that should provide a support for Champ.

Monday, Mar. 7, 2016 |

Kristina Santiago and Tianna Tucci have designed a C-curved prosthetic that should provide a support for Champ.

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Brett Shiflett, Austin McLeer and Ethan Areizaga have printed multiple trials in order to perfect their prosthetic leg scooter wheel design.

Monday, Mar. 7, 2016 |

Brett Shiflett, Austin McLeer and Ethan Areizaga have printed multiple trials in order to perfect their prosthetic leg scooter wheel design.

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Neko Fileca and Mason Jackson show off their design that is still in its trial stages, and will soon to be printed.

Monday, Mar. 7, 2016 |

Neko Fileca and Mason Jackson show off their design that is still in its trial stages, and will soon to be printed.

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Ashleigh Young, Hazel Gonzalez and Genesis Guzman-Davila came up with a deign that acts like a pulley system. When the dog steps forward with its good leg, the prosthetic will go in the opposite direction, therefore providing the canine leverage.

Monday, Mar. 7, 2016 |

Ashleigh Young, Hazel Gonzalez and Genesis Guzman-Davila came up with a deign that acts like a pulley system. When the dog steps forward with its good leg, the prosthetic will go in the opposite direction, therefore providing the canine leverage.

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Each 3D printed piece takes on average 20 hours to print, depending on the density, size and thickness of the object.

Monday, Mar. 7, 2016 |

Each 3D printed piece takes on average 20 hours to print, depending on the density, size and thickness of the object.

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