3d printed prosthetic arm

A Star Wars Fan Receives an R2-D2 3D Printed Bionic Arm And A Call From Mark Hamill

Open Bionics is a company located in Bristol, United Kingdom, that develops affordable and assistive devices to enhance the human body. Founded by Samantha Payne and Joel Gibbard in 2014,…

Enabling the Future: 3D Printed Frog Arm Prosthetic for Epilepsy Patients

While there is always the question of whether life imitates art, or vice versa, science and innovation today often imitate nature—and we humans seem to be getting better at it….

e-NABLE and Create O&P Travel to Nigeria to Change Young Boy’s Life with 3D Printing

The sad and terrifying story of 11-year-old Mohammed Saleh breaks my heart. No child should have to go through something like this; yet sadly, there are many who do. In the…

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…

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…

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…

Tenacity and Empathy: Unlimited Tomorrow and Stratasys Discuss 3D Printing, Prosthetics, Partnership

This year at SOLIDWORKS World, the focus wasn’t only on the feats of design and engineering made possible through use of SOLIDWORKS and advanced manufacturing techniques including 3D printing —…

3D Printing News Briefs: December 27, 2017

Just because Christmas was two days ago doesn’t mean that the 3D printing industry has been taking a break. In today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, we’ll be covering the latest…

3D Printed Prosthetics Help Patients Heal in MSF Amman Reconstructive Surgery Hospital

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), also known in English as Doctors Without Borders, does some of the most important work to help suffering people around the world. MSF has turned to…

3D Technology Provides Musician with Skywalker Hand

Spoiler alert: Luke Skywalker loses his right hand during a duel with Darth Vader (who is also his father, which, in case you’ve lived under a rock, might also be…

Son Creates 3D Printed Prosthetic Arm for Father with Help from DSM Somos

You’ve probably seen videos of people without limbs doing amazing things. Increased interest in the Paralympics, for example, has raised awareness of the possibilities for achievement that adaptive athletes possess….

Polish Company Glaze Prosthetics Offers Customizable 3D Printed Prosthetics

Obviously, it’s not the easiest thing to be missing a limb – even if you have prosthetic devices that can help you perform different tasks and activities, it’s still a struggle…

Microsoft Documentary Series Chronicles Young Engineer’s Work Toward Affordable 3D Printed Robotic Prosthetics

3D printing technology can do many things, but one of the best, in my opinion, is inspiring people to make the world a better place. We first heard about young…

High School Students Form Charity to Make, Distribute 3D Printed Prosthetics

Back in 2014, 3D printer manufacturer BEEVERYCREATIVE set out to bring 3D printing technology to every school in Portugal, and we’ve heard of similar initiatives to get 3D printers into classrooms…

Fracktal Works Helps Students 3D Print Robotic Prosthetic Arm

As final college projects go, 3D printing a prosthetic device is a great choice for many reasons. A prosthetic arm is a good way to hone one’s 3D printing and…

Portland Rotary Club Works with e-NABLE to Deliver 3D Printed Prosthetic Limbs to Amputees in the Dominican Republic

3D printing technology has been used to make a difference all over the world, including developing countries like the Dominican Republic. Hundreds of Dominicans who work in the country’s sugar…

Protosthetics Uses LulzBot 3D Printers for Patient-Specific Prosthetics

E-NABLE, Create Orthotics and others have shown us the value of 3D printed prosthetics. Desktop 3D printers allow for the creation of low-cost personalized prosthetics, even traditionally high-cost bionic prosthetics. The problem…

Human-Computer Interaction Institute 3D Prints Special Prosthesis for Young Cello Player

According to the Wohlers Report 2016, the 3D printing industry was over $5.1 billion back in 2015, and it’s continued to grow into the $10 billion a year industry it is…

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….

3D Printing News Briefs: March 31, 2017

Happy Friday! In today’s edition of 3D Printing News Briefs, we’re starting with business in the front and medical 3D printing in the back, with the Women Startup Challenge Europe…

UAE Students Develop 3D Printed Robotic Arms to Aid Stroke Victims and Bomb Disposal Units

There’s hardly a day goes by that we don’t hear a story of the advances that are being made in 3D printed prosthetic limbs. Organizations such as e-NABLE and others are…

3D Printing in STEM Education: Hacking the Raptor Reloaded to Create the Grab-Tor

When I was a kid, eons ago, I got a toy that was a plastic grabber on the end of a stick, controlled by squeezing or releasing a whole hand…

Father 3D Prints Unique Hydraulic Prosthetic Arm for Infant Son and Wants to Share the Technology with Babies Around the World

When Sol Ryan was born, there were some complications. He would be okay, but doctors ended up having to amputate his lower left arm, leaving him with about an inch…

e-NABLE Works to Create New Fundraising Opportunities and Design Challenges for Growing Community of Global Volunteers

We always enjoy writing about the vast network of volunteers that make up the global e-NABLE community, who collaborate to make free 3D printed prosthetic hands available to the people…