3d printed prostheses

Mechanical Engineer Launches Campaign to Provide 3D Printed Breast Prostheses to 1,000 Women in Need

Mechanical Engineer Launches Campaign to Provide 3D Printed Breast Prostheses to 1,000 Women in Need

It’s October, which means that Halloween is upon us. But more importantly than candy and ghouls, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month (BCAM), an annual campaign to increase awareness of the disease, and I would hazard a guess that many people have been affected by breast cancer, whether it’s someone they know or receiving a diagnosis […]

It’s October, which means that Halloween is upon us. But more importantly than candy and ghouls, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month (BCAM), an annual campaign to increase awareness of the disease, and I would hazard a guess that many people have been...
EBM vs DMLS 3D Printing: Which Method and Surface Texture is Best for Titanium 3D Printed Implants?

EBM vs DMLS 3D Printing: Which Method and Surface Texture is Best for Titanium 3D Printed Implants?

3D printing is often used to manufacture implants and other prosthetic devices for amputees, but have you ever stopped to consider which 3D printing method, and surface texture, is the best? As we continue to use 3D printing technology to customize textures and geometries to match an amputee’s specific anatomy, it’s important to learn all […]

3D printing is often used to manufacture implants and other prosthetic devices for amputees, but have you ever stopped to consider which 3D printing method, and surface texture, is the best? As we continue to use 3D printing technology to customize textures and...
World's First Clinical Trial of 3D Printed Bionic Hands for Children Begins in UK

World's First Clinical Trial of 3D Printed Bionic Hands for Children Begins in UK

When Tilly Lockey was 17 months old, she developed meningitis. She recovered, but she lost both of her hands – but the UK girl, now 11, refuses to see that as a tragedy. Rather, she sees herself as a superhero, and that attitude is helped by her 3D printed, superhero-themed prosthetic hand, which she received […]

When Tilly Lockey was 17 months old, she developed meningitis. She recovered, but she lost both of her hands – but the UK girl, now 11, refuses to see that as a tragedy. Rather, she sees herself as a superhero, and that attitude is helped by her 3D printed,...
3D Printing Helps Lucky Dog Walk on All Four Legs

3D Printing Helps Lucky Dog Walk on All Four Legs

The Irish Retriever Rescue (IRR) is a collaboration between dog lovers in the UK and Ireland who are committed to rescuing abandoned, unwanted or abused golden retrievers. More than 100 dogs are rehomed by this charity every year, and one special dog currently living in a foster home got some extra attention from IRR due to a […]

The Irish Retriever Rescue (IRR) is a collaboration between dog lovers in the UK and Ireland who are committed to rescuing abandoned, unwanted or abused golden retrievers. More than 100 dogs are rehomed by this charity every year, and one special dog currently living...
Tennessee Charter School Teachers 3D Print Prosthetic Arm for 8th Grade Student Basketball Player

Tennessee Charter School Teachers 3D Print Prosthetic Arm for 8th Grade Student Basketball Player

When Latasha Morris was about seven months pregnant with her son Dontavius, who is now 14, her doctor noticed that he wasn’t moving from side to side in the womb. It was soon discovered that an amniotic band had gotten wrapped around her son’s arm, which stunted its growth. When Dontavius was born missing his […]

When Latasha Morris was about seven months pregnant with her son Dontavius, who is now 14, her doctor noticed that he wasn’t moving from side to side in the womb. It was soon discovered that an amniotic band had gotten wrapped around her son’s arm, which...
3D Printing News Briefs: March 21, 2017

3D Printing News Briefs: March 21, 2017

Editor’s Note: With so much going on in 3D printing these days, 3DPrint.com is moving from featuring one news roundup each week to two. While we’d been calling these features Stories We Missed, they are more appropriately a look at the news in brief; we’re not missing these stories, we’re collecting them in easy-to-digest news nuggets. […]

Editor’s Note: With so much going on in 3D printing these days, 3DPrint.com is moving from featuring one news roundup each week to two. While we’d been calling these features Stories We Missed, they are more appropriately a look at the news in brief;...
Open Bionics Takes First Place with 3D Printed Prosthetic Hands, Winning $1 Million in UAE AI & Robotics Award for Good

Open Bionics Takes First Place with 3D Printed Prosthetic Hands, Winning $1 Million in UAE AI & Robotics Award for Good

UK-based startup Open Bionics, which relies on robotic sensors and 3D printing to make its lightweight prosthetic hands, has certainly come pretty far since launching its Kickstarter campaign in 2013 and fitting its first device, which won Best Product Innovation at CES 2015. Open Bionics, which began a partnership with the National Health Service in December to integrate […]

UK-based startup Open Bionics, which relies on robotic sensors and 3D printing to make its lightweight prosthetic hands, has certainly come pretty far since launching its Kickstarter campaign in 2013 and fitting its first device, which won Best Product Innovation at...
3D Printing: The News We Didn't Cover This Week -- April 9

3D Printing: The News We Didn't Cover This Week -- April 9

This week’s news covers 3D printed prostheses and e-bike parts, an additive manufacturing business partnership, and two stories with 3D Systems at the center. The first is about the SLAbot-2 from 3D Systems, and the next one covers an intellectual property-focused partnership between 3D Systems’ Source3 and an entertainment data source. This endeavor will track and record copyrighted television and film-related digital content. In […]

This week’s news covers 3D printed prostheses and e-bike parts, an additive manufacturing business partnership, and two stories with 3D Systems at the center. The first is about the SLAbot-2 from 3D Systems, and the next one covers an intellectual...
YouBionic: 3D Printed Bionic Prosthetic Now Available for Pre-Order

YouBionic: 3D Printed Bionic Prosthetic Now Available for Pre-Order

With a number of 3D printed innovations, we have the privilege to watch over time—and often impatiently wait—as they evolve from concept to development to an actual tangible device. This has definitely been the case with the YouBionic Hand, which I wrote about just last year, and we first heard about back in 2014. While we […]

With a number of 3D printed innovations, we have the privilege to watch over time—and often impatiently wait—as they evolve from concept to development to an actual tangible device. This has definitely been the case with the YouBionic Hand, which I wrote about just...
Eastman Chemical Partners with Chung-Ang University to 3D Print Prosthetic Hands for Children in Asia

Eastman Chemical Partners with Chung-Ang University to 3D Print Prosthetic Hands for Children in Asia

Organizations like e-NABLE have made it possible for hundreds children with missing hands and arms to receive properly fitting, functional, quality prosthetics at no charge. There are still thousands more children in need, however, particularly in the poorest regions where access to good health care is limited. Thanks to Eastman Chemical Company and Chung-Ang University, there will soon […]

Organizations like e-NABLE have made it possible for hundreds children with missing hands and arms to receive properly fitting, functional, quality prosthetics at no charge. There are still thousands more children in need, however, particularly in the poorest regions...
Alberta High School Students Teaming Up with e-NABLE to 3D Print 30 Prosthetic Hands

Alberta High School Students Teaming Up with e-NABLE to 3D Print 30 Prosthetic Hands

We’ve written dozens of stories about the great people who volunteer their time, money and 3D printers to e-NABLE at this point and I’m never not blown away by how easy and inexpensive it is to change someone’s life with a 3D printed hand. And even more amazing is all of the people who willingly […]

We’ve written dozens of stories about the great people who volunteer their time, money and 3D printers to e-NABLE at this point and I’m never not blown away by how easy and inexpensive it is to change someone’s life with a 3D printed hand. And even more amazing is all...
Range of Motion Project (ROMP) Establishes Prosthetics Maker Labs with 3D Printers in Ecuador and Guatemela

Range of Motion Project (ROMP) Establishes Prosthetics Maker Labs with 3D Printers in Ecuador and Guatemela

Many of us who frequently follow 3D printing news would say that perhaps one of its most effective immediate medical applications is the ability to 3D print customized prosthetics and orthotics. And the ways to deliver these devices is becoming as innovative as the technology used to make them. One such example is Range of Motion […]

Many of us who frequently follow 3D printing news would say that perhaps one of its most effective immediate medical applications is the ability to 3D print customized prosthetics and orthotics. And the ways to deliver these devices is becoming as innovative as the...
3D Printed Bionic Arm Takes Center Stage at the Star Wars: The Force Awakens Fashion Show

3D Printed Bionic Arm Takes Center Stage at the Star Wars: The Force Awakens Fashion Show

From the communicators from Star Trek evolving into modern flip phones to the robotics and bionic limbs that were regularly used in the Star Wars films, science fiction has always been fertile ground for modern inventors and scientists looking to bring a little of the future into modern times. While Star Wars wasn’t the first […]

From the communicators from Star Trek evolving into modern flip phones to the robotics and bionic limbs that were regularly used in the Star Wars films, science fiction has always been fertile ground for modern inventors and scientists looking to bring a little of the...
Creating Lifelike Prosthetics with 3D Printed Silicone

Creating Lifelike Prosthetics with 3D Printed Silicone

We’ve seen the creation of beautiful, artistic prosthetics using 3D printing as well as the production of high-tech, high-function prosthetic devices. Some people would simply like something that looks less like it came out of the special effects department of a big budget Hollywood studio. The irony, of course, is that to make something that looks natural […]

We’ve seen the creation of beautiful, artistic prosthetics using 3D printing as well as the production of high-tech, high-function prosthetic devices. Some people would simply like something that looks less like it came out of the special effects department of a...
3D Printing Helps Women Veterans Create Prosthetics Made Just for Them

3D Printing Helps Women Veterans Create Prosthetics Made Just for Them

Because of the expense involved with creating most artificial limbs, especially legs, there tends to be a uniformity and utilitarianism in design that make them all look alike. So while prosthetic limbs generally function for both men and women, more men tend to have limbs amputated than women, so most prostheses end up working more […]

Because of the expense involved with creating most artificial limbs, especially legs, there tends to be a uniformity and utilitarianism in design that make them all look alike. So while prosthetic limbs generally function for both men and women, more men tend to have...
Open Bionics Wins the UK James Dyson Award for 3D Printed Myoelectric Hand

Open Bionics Wins the UK James Dyson Award for 3D Printed Myoelectric Hand

Back at CES 2015, a young man by the named of Joel Gibbard made headlines with his company Open Bionics and a 3D printed prosthetic hand that he had created. Unlike most of the 3D printed prosthetics that we see today, Open Bionics is quite different. Instead of relying on an analogue system of motion like […]

Back at CES 2015, a young man by the named of Joel Gibbard made headlines with his company Open Bionics and a 3D printed prosthetic hand that he had created. Unlike most of the 3D printed prosthetics that we see today, Open Bionics is quite different. Instead of...
This 3D Printed Steampunk-Inspired 'Iron Man' Prosthetic Hand Exhibits Function & Beauty

This 3D Printed Steampunk-Inspired 'Iron Man' Prosthetic Hand Exhibits Function & Beauty

Last September, we reported on a really elaborate 3D printed Ducati 1199 Superbike model, which a man named Jacky Wan (aka Valcrow) had designed. The bike, which at the time was the most “complex FDM printing challenge” he had ever tackled, turned out amazing well, and garnered quite a bit of media attention. Now Wan has […]

Last September, we reported on a really elaborate 3D printed Ducati 1199 Superbike model, which a man named Jacky Wan (aka Valcrow) had designed. The bike, which at the time was the most “complex FDM printing challenge” he had ever tackled, turned out...
e-NABLing Kids: Ellen Degeneres & The Gap Talk 3D Printed Hands With Torrae Owen

e-NABLing Kids: Ellen Degeneres & The Gap Talk 3D Printed Hands With Torrae Owen

I can’t tell you how happy it make us that e-NABLE, the volunteer open source 3D printed hand organization, is finally getting the international publicity that it deserves. The amazing people behind the organization have undoubtedly changed the lives of thousands of children via their 3D printing of prothetic hands. As media attention continues to […]

I can’t tell you how happy it make us that e-NABLE, the volunteer open source 3D printed hand organization, is finally getting the international publicity that it deserves. The amazing people behind the organization have undoubtedly changed the lives of...
Students Develop New 3D Printed Aquahand - Potential to Help Stroke Victims Regain Hand Movement

Students Develop New 3D Printed Aquahand - Potential to Help Stroke Victims Regain Hand Movement

The 3D printing space is has recently become a platform for affordable, functional, customizable prosthetic hands and arms. Whether it is through organizations such as e-NABLE, or other groups such as Robohand, the technology has enabled people from all around the world to fabricate prosthetic hands for friends, loved ones, and even complete strangers. This originally was […]

The 3D printing space is has recently become a platform for affordable, functional, customizable prosthetic hands and arms. Whether it is through organizations such as e-NABLE, or other groups such as Robohand, the technology has enabled people from all around the...
University in Taiwan is 3D Printing Prosthetic Body Parts for Animals at Just 1/30th the Cost

University in Taiwan is 3D Printing Prosthetic Body Parts for Animals at Just 1/30th the Cost

I remember when I was about 6 or 7 years old, and my best friend’s dog gave birth to a litter of puppies. There was one puppy that unfortunately was born without his two front legs, and because of this disability, my friend’s family decided to euthanize him. I remember crying for hours over that poor […]

I remember when I was about 6 or 7 years old, and my best friend’s dog gave birth to a litter of puppies. There was one puppy that unfortunately was born without his two front legs, and because of this disability, my friend’s family decided to euthanize...
Reddit Users Gather to 3D Print a Weightlifting Prosthesis for Recent Amputee

Reddit Users Gather to 3D Print a Weightlifting Prosthesis for Recent Amputee

3D printed prostheses have been garnering a lot of attention as of late. Whether it is the hands and arms being created on a daily basis by volunteer groups like e-NABLE, or if it is the high tech versions being fabricated in University labs, we know one thing for sure — 3D printing will play […]

3D printed prostheses have been garnering a lot of attention as of late. Whether it is the hands and arms being created on a daily basis by volunteer groups like e-NABLE, or if it is the high tech versions being fabricated in University labs, we know one thing for...
8th Grade Class 3D Prints an Amazing Prosthetic 'Spider-Man' Hand for 5-Year-Old Dante

8th Grade Class 3D Prints an Amazing Prosthetic 'Spider-Man' Hand for 5-Year-Old Dante

The greatest deterrent preventing most schools around the world from introducing 3D printing into their classrooms is the simple fact that teachers and school administrators, as well as other decision makers within various school districts, simply don’t know what the technology can be used for or how it can be used. Just like the personal computers […]

The greatest deterrent preventing most schools around the world from introducing 3D printing into their classrooms is the simple fact that teachers and school administrators, as well as other decision makers within various school districts, simply don’t know...
3D Printed Prehensile Prosthetic Hand Combines Elegance with Incredible Functionality

3D Printed Prehensile Prosthetic Hand Combines Elegance with Incredible Functionality

Over the course of the past couple years, we’ve seen the emergence of various 3D printed prosthetic hands and arms. Whether it be through the organization e-NABLE or one of the many other companies or individuals who have been making myoelectric devices, I’m pretty sure that we would all agree that the prostheses market has […]

Over the course of the past couple years, we’ve seen the emergence of various 3D printed prosthetic hands and arms. Whether it be through the organization e-NABLE or one of the many other companies or individuals who have been making myoelectric devices,...
UNYQ Teams with Global Leader in Prosthetic Limb Manufacturing for Stylish 3D Printed Prosthetics

UNYQ Teams with Global Leader in Prosthetic Limb Manufacturing for Stylish 3D Printed Prosthetics

When it comes to lower leg prosthetics, conventional is no longer the reality. While years ago individuals with missing limbs tried their best to hide the fact, today it seems as though many are embracing it. While there are certainly still those individuals who prefer to wear prosthetic limbs which help them blend in with […]

When it comes to lower leg prosthetics, conventional is no longer the reality. While years ago individuals with missing limbs tried their best to hide the fact, today it seems as though many are embracing it. While there are certainly still those individuals who...
e-NABLE Divulges Plans for $600,000 Google Grant: Aims to Bring 3D Printed Prostheses to 6,000 More People in 2 Years

e-NABLE Divulges Plans for $600,000 Google Grant: Aims to Bring 3D Printed Prostheses to 6,000 More People in 2 Years

Late last month, we reported on a $600,000 grant that Google had awarded to e-NABLE, in order to help them more efficiently develop, share, and distribute 3D printed prosthetic hands to those in need. At the time, little was made available to the public about exactly where this money would go and what it would […]

Late last month, we reported on a $600,000 grant that Google had awarded to e-NABLE, in order to help them more efficiently develop, share, and distribute 3D printed prosthetic hands to those in need. At the time, little was made available to the public about exactly...