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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.

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.

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.

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."

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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