3d printed prostheses

Vietnamese Pilot Receives 3D Printed Bionic Hands

Vietnamese Pilot Receives 3D Printed Bionic Hands

3D printing and electronics go hand in hand, and sometimes include bionic innovation as well. Recently, one of the most inspiring cases we’ve come across involves the story of a veteran who has lost so much in life—as well as experiencing enormous impacts to his health. Dinh Van Duong is a former Vietnamese pilot and […]

3D printing and electronics go hand in hand, and sometimes include bionic innovation as well. Recently, one of the most inspiring cases we’ve come across involves the story of a veteran who has lost so much in life—as well as experiencing enormous impacts to his...
3D Scanning and 3D Printing Allow for Production of Lifelike Facial Prosthetics

3D Scanning and 3D Printing Allow for Production of Lifelike Facial Prosthetics

Losing any part of the body is traumatic, but there is perhaps nothing more traumatic than losing or damaging part of the face. The face is the first thing everyone sees, and it is what expresses our feelings, our personalities, our very selves. It used to be that there was nothing much that could be […]

Losing any part of the body is traumatic, but there is perhaps nothing more traumatic than losing or damaging part of the face. The face is the first thing everyone sees, and it is what expresses our feelings, our personalities, our very selves. It used to be that...
BASF and Essentium Deliver Super-Strong 3D Printed Prosthetic Socket

BASF and Essentium Deliver Super-Strong 3D Printed Prosthetic Socket

The partnership between BASF and Essentium Materials has already yielded some brand new 3D printing materials, and now the two companies are turning their attention toward something even more important: prosthetics. Under Essentium’s subsidiary brand TriFusion Devices, which has been focused on creating accessible prosthetics, the companies are releasing what they are calling the strongest thermoplastic […]

The partnership between BASF and Essentium Materials has already yielded some brand new 3D printing materials, and now the two companies are turning their attention toward something even more important: prosthetics. Under Essentium’s subsidiary brand TriFusion...
Open Bionics Introduces the Hero Arm: First-Ever Medically Approved 3D Printed Bionic Arm Available Soon

Open Bionics Introduces the Hero Arm: First-Ever Medically Approved 3D Printed Bionic Arm Available Soon

There are few organizations more exciting and inspiring than Open Bionics. The UK company has been working on the creation of 3D printed bionic prosthetic arms since 2014 – and they’re not just any 3D printed bionic prosthetic arms, they’re based on superheroes and other sci-fi characters, and have been tried out by children who […]

There are few organizations more exciting and inspiring than Open Bionics. The UK company has been working on the creation of 3D printed bionic prosthetic arms since 2014 – and they’re not just any 3D printed bionic prosthetic arms, they’re based on...
Peacock Receives 3D Printed Prosthetic Foot From Generous Reddit User

Peacock Receives 3D Printed Prosthetic Foot From Generous Reddit User

One of the best aspects of 3D printing is its ability to help animals all around the world. From prosthetics to walking aids, it’s proven to be an affordable and versatile solution for a wide range of pet owners. In a video posted on YouTube, a Wyoming man named Mike described how his family’s pet […]

One of the best aspects of 3D printing is its ability to help animals all around the world. From prosthetics to walking aids, it’s proven to be an affordable and versatile solution for a wide range of pet owners. In a video posted on YouTube, a Wyoming man named...
Venus with Arms: Outfitting Statues with 3D Printed Prosthetics to Raise Awareness

Venus with Arms: Outfitting Statues with 3D Printed Prosthetics to Raise Awareness

Aphrodite of Milos, better known as the Venus de Milo, is one of the most well-known sculptures in the world. Depicting a woman, thought to be the goddess Aphrodite or Venus, the statue was carved in Greece sometime between 130 and 100 B.C. That’s a long time for a work of art to survive, although […]

Aphrodite of Milos, better known as the Venus de Milo, is one of the most well-known sculptures in the world. Depicting a woman, thought to be the goddess Aphrodite or Venus, the statue was carved in Greece sometime between 130 and 100 B.C. That’s a long time...
University’s 3D Printing Club Creates a 3D Printed Foot for a Local Dog

University’s 3D Printing Club Creates a 3D Printed Foot for a Local Dog

Tucker is a beautiful five-year-old Australian shepherd who has a lot of energy and loves people – a typical dog, in other words. One thing sets him apart from most of his puppy peers, however – he was born missing several bones in his back right foot. Kendra Earl Warlow, who adopted Tucker when he […]

Tucker is a beautiful five-year-old Australian shepherd who has a lot of energy and loves people – a typical dog, in other words. One thing sets him apart from most of his puppy peers, however – he was born missing several bones in his back right foot....
Australia’s First 3D Printed Paw Helps Millie the Greyhound Run Again

Australia’s First 3D Printed Paw Helps Millie the Greyhound Run Again

While greyhounds can also be wonderful, affectionate pets, most people know them as the dogs that run fast. Greyhounds are, indeed, incredibly fast, but Millie, a young greyhound in Australia, lost her ability to run like the wind when she lost one of her front paws due to an injury when she was a puppy. […]

While greyhounds can also be wonderful, affectionate pets, most people know them as the dogs that run fast. Greyhounds are, indeed, incredibly fast, but Millie, a young greyhound in Australia, lost her ability to run like the wind when she lost one of her front paws...
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...
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