‘Duke’ and his unique leg deformity.
Welsh-based expertise in new technologies are changing the way animals are treated
In a quiet corner of SA1, there is a small, but state of the art, advanced manufacturing research facility that is changing the way products are made in the future. An advanced technology centre known as CBM Wales, was jointly established by the University of Wales and Trinity St David in 2015 and is a core component of the new Innovation Quarter. It’s unusual in that it is partly commercially focussed but it’s main focus is to undertake research right at the forefront of new technologies such as Electron Beam Melting, Advanced Digital Capture and Stereo Lithography.
The technologies can be applied to any company that is making something and wants to embrace innovation, but in the veterinary world, CBM Wales is undertaking some amazing research that is changing the lives of animals the world over. Take a look at some of their pioneering work using the very latest technologies such as that of Duke, an Irish Retriever http://www.cbmwales.co.uk/3d-printed-bespoke-canine-prosthesis/ or Lucca, a sandy-coloured, 1-year-old shih tzu www.ge.com/reports/small-dog-new-tricks-vet-straightening-pups-legs-3d-printed-parts/ .