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Red Bull gives you wings, SOLIDWORKS gives a duck webbed feet!

Tuesday November 5, 2013 at 12:21pm
Red Bull gives you wings, SOLIDWORKS gives a duck webbed feet!
At Solid Solutions we love hearing about interesting and unusual uses for SOLIDWORKS and this could potentially be our favourite yet. Warning: this is utterly adorable.
 
Dudley the SOLIDWORKS Duck
 
When we heard about Dudley the Duck in the office yesterday afternoon I genuinely could not wipe the smile off my face. Only having one foot, following an unfortunate encounter with a hen, made swimming and walking a little difficult for the Vancouver based bird but thanks to a 3D CAD Designer at 3 Pillar Solutions there will soon be no stopping Dudley. 
 
Terence Loring was approached through a friend with the challenge of creating a prosthetic leg for the injured duckling and the project was quickly dubbed “Project Robo-Duck.” Once measurements were taken Loring made use of SOLIDWORKS software and was able to model up a leg, which thanks to local 3D printers Proto3000 is now being produced with the first phase of testing underway. With SOLIDWORKS help he has been able to meet his aim of creating a multi-jointed, lightweight and realistic foot which should see Dudley swimming around in no time.
 
SOLIDWORKS Exploded View          SOLIDWORKS Prostethic Leg
 
We are definitely going to be keeping an eye on this story so be sure to find and follow us on Facebook and Google + to stay up to date with Dudley’s developments.
 
By Lucy Appleby
 

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