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In case you didn't know, 3D printing is all the rage right now. Additive manufacturing has transformed the process of building objects. While still a niche product, 3D printers are already in use in a wide variety of fields, ranging from fashion to automotives to healthcare.

Now a couple of secondary school students in Vancouver, Josh Messmer and Isaiah Walker, have used the technology to make a wheelchair for a handicapped kitten. Cassidy, a 12-week-old cat, was found without its hind legs, battling for survival near Aldergrove, British Columbia, by Shelly Roche, the owner of Tiny Kittens Society.

She appealed for help through the internet and her call was answered by the two students from Walder Grove Secondary School, who used their school's 3D printer to furnish Cassidy with a set of wheels.

Here's what Roche had to say about Cassidy:

Roche told Huffington Post Canada that the tiny feline was adapting well to its new means of locomotion, but added that there were no plans for the time being to put it up for adoption.

"He has such a little fighting spirit," she said. "He's remarkable."

Follow Cassidy's progress through a live stream here.