3d printed prosthetic hands

Lenovo Lends a 3D Printed Helping Hand to Children in Need of Prosthetics

Lenovo Lends a 3D Printed Helping Hand to Children in Need of Prosthetics

Multinational corporation Lenovo, manufacturer of technology such as computers and tablets, first got into 3D printing a few years ago with a chocolate 3D printer. Since then, the company has gotten more serious than confectionery (though chocolate is plenty serious). Rather than manufacturing its own 3D printers, however, Lenovo is combining its computers with outside […]

Multinational corporation Lenovo, manufacturer of technology such as computers and tablets, first got into 3D printing a few years ago with a chocolate 3D printer. Since then, the company has gotten more serious than confectionery (though chocolate is plenty serious)....
Tenacity and Empathy: Unlimited Tomorrow and Stratasys Discuss 3D Printing, Prosthetics, Partnership

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 — it was on the people who create them, the people who use them; the focus was on people. From rethinking a process to heartwarming end-use […]

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 — it was on the people who create them, the people who use them;...
Florida Man Receives New 3D Printed Hands From e-NABLE

Florida Man Receives New 3D Printed Hands From e-NABLE

  A team of doctors and 3D printing enthusiasts in St. Petersburg, FL recently helped 61 year old Francisco Piedra receive a new set of 3D printed prosthetic hands after a complication during heart surgery required amputating his hands and legs below the knee. In the spring of 2016, Piedra was diagnosed with severe aortic stenosis, a […]

  A team of doctors and 3D printing enthusiasts in St. Petersburg, FL recently helped 61 year old Francisco Piedra receive a new set of 3D printed prosthetic hands after a complication during heart surgery required amputating his hands and legs below the knee. In the...
Dutch Physician Driving to Sierra Leone to Deliver 3D Printed Children’s Prosthetics and Ultimaker 3D Printer

Dutch Physician Driving to Sierra Leone to Deliver 3D Printed Children’s Prosthetics and Ultimaker 3D Printer

You’d be hard-pressed to find a story about 3D printed children’s prosthetics that isn’t at least a little heartwarming, and today’s latest is no exception. 29-year-old Dr. Lars Brouwers, a physician who hails from Tilburg, the sixth largest city in the Netherlands, is on a mission to provide 3D printed prosthetic hands to children in Sierra […]

You’d be hard-pressed to find a story about 3D printed children’s prosthetics that isn’t at least a little heartwarming, and today’s latest is no exception. 29-year-old Dr. Lars Brouwers, a physician who hails from Tilburg, the sixth largest...
Re:Purpose for Good Pursues Several Good Causes at Once with 3D Printed Prosthetics Made from Recycled Plastic

Re:Purpose for Good Pursues Several Good Causes at Once with 3D Printed Prosthetics Made from Recycled Plastic

3D printing can be used to benefit the world in many ways, and thousands of caring people have dedicated their time and energy towards working with the technology to help others or the planet, whether it’s 3D printing prosthetics or coming up with ways to recycle plastic into 3D printer filament. Both of those are […]

3D printing can be used to benefit the world in many ways, and thousands of caring people have dedicated their time and energy towards working with the technology to help others or the planet, whether it’s 3D printing prosthetics or coming up with ways to...
High School Students Form Charity to Make, Distribute 3D Printed Prosthetics

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 in the UK, China, and in various states and cities across the US. While I can’t say with any certainty that every school in the world […]

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 in the UK, China, and in various states and cities across the US....
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,...
Portland Rotary Club Works with e-NABLE to Deliver 3D Printed Prosthetic Limbs to Amputees in the Dominican Republic

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 cane fields lose limbs every year because of machete accidents. According to the World Health Organization, there are roughly 40 million amputees in the country, […]

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 cane fields lose limbs every year because of machete accidents....
Near East University 3D Prints Prosthetic Hand, Collaborates with Hospital for Implementation

Near East University 3D Prints Prosthetic Hand, Collaborates with Hospital for Implementation

NEU Robotics Lab and the 3D Laboratories of Near East University, an international higher education institution based in Turkey, led a collaborative project to create 3D printed prosthetic hands that could potentially be used commercially in the future. Engineers and researchers from the two departments of Near East University utilized Cura software to accurately convert […]

NEU Robotics Lab and the 3D Laboratories of Near East University, an international higher education institution based in Turkey, led a collaborative project to create 3D printed prosthetic hands that could potentially be used commercially in the future. Engineers and...
MUN MED 3D Organizing Hand-A-Thon to Build 3D Printed Hands for Children in Zimbabwe

MUN MED 3D Organizing Hand-A-Thon to Build 3D Printed Hands for Children in Zimbabwe

Seven percent of the population of Zimbabwe has some form of disability, which amounts to 900,000 people. That’s according to Bo Simango, a Zimbabwe native who now works with an initiative based at the Memorial University of Newfoundland (MUN) in Canada. Simango has an engineering background and has worked in several fields including energy, Arctic vessel development […]

Seven percent of the population of Zimbabwe has some form of disability, which amounts to 900,000 people. That’s according to Bo Simango, a Zimbabwe native who now works with an initiative based at the Memorial University of Newfoundland (MUN) in Canada. Simango...
3D Printing News Briefs: March 31, 2017

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 and post-processing in the middle. 3DS added two new members to its Board of Directors, while Sigma Labs entered into a new commercial agreement with […]

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 and post-processing in the middle. 3DS added two new members to its Board of...
Rocky Hill School’s Interact Club & NEIT Collaborate to 3D Print Prosthetic Hands for Child Amputees

Rocky Hill School’s Interact Club & NEIT Collaborate to 3D Print Prosthetic Hands for Child Amputees

3D printing is for all ages today, as we are continuously reminded. And while we see many students at the helm, what’s even better is when young ones are benefiting from what is being created. This was certainly the case recently, as 15 prosthetic hands were 3D printed for children in Rwanda, thanks to a […]

3D printing is for all ages today, as we are continuously reminded. And while we see many students at the helm, what’s even better is when young ones are benefiting from what is being created. This was certainly the case recently, as 15 prosthetic hands were 3D...
Handsmith: Bionic Hands Made Accessible Thanks to One Man’s Vision — and 3D Printing

Handsmith: Bionic Hands Made Accessible Thanks to One Man’s Vision — and 3D Printing

“This maker revolution is cool — but what are you making?” Lyman Connor isn’t afraid to ask the questions others may tiptoe around. The GE software engineer went right to the meat of the matter when I met with him last week at Formlabs’ booth at CES 2017 on the first full day of the show. […]

“This maker revolution is cool — but what are you making?” Lyman Connor isn’t afraid to ask the questions others may tiptoe around. The GE software engineer went right to the meat of the matter when I met with him last week at Formlabs’...
Ithaca College Student Designs and 3D Prints Functional Prosthetic Hand for Only $15

Ithaca College Student Designs and 3D Prints Functional Prosthetic Hand for Only $15

If you’ve been keeping up with 3D printing news at all on a regular basis, you’re probably well-acquainted with 3D printed prosthetics. The field of prosthetic limbs has been impacted by 3D printing perhaps more than any other field, for multiple reasons. 3D printing allows for customization on a level unmatched by any other manufacturing method, […]

If you’ve been keeping up with 3D printing news at all on a regular basis, you’re probably well-acquainted with 3D printed prosthetics. The field of prosthetic limbs has been impacted by 3D printing perhaps more than any other field, for multiple reasons....
Resilient Young Girl Tests Open Bionics’ 3D Printed Superhero Prosthetic Hands

Resilient Young Girl Tests Open Bionics’ 3D Printed Superhero Prosthetic Hands

If you don’t fall in love with 11-year-old Tilly Lockey, then you truly have a heart made of stone. This plucky youngster has dedicated a great deal of her time to traveling the world and raising awareness of the complications associated with meningitis. She is dedicated to this cause because the disease is the reason […]

If you don’t fall in love with 11-year-old Tilly Lockey, then you truly have a heart made of stone. This plucky youngster has dedicated a great deal of her time to traveling the world and raising awareness of the complications associated with meningitis. She is...
New AR Guide & App Helps e-NABLE Volunteers Assemble 3D Printed Prosthetics

New AR Guide & App Helps e-NABLE Volunteers Assemble 3D Printed Prosthetics

As the e-NABLE community has grown in size, with word spreading around the world and prompting incredibly positive action, we’ve seen thousands of volunteers helping to provide 3D printed prostheses, with both devices and people assisting continuing to grow in numbers. In following all that e-NABLE volunteers do, we’ve been overwhelmed with inspiration, and continually impressed […]

As the e-NABLE community has grown in size, with word spreading around the world and prompting incredibly positive action, we’ve seen thousands of volunteers helping to provide 3D printed prostheses, with both devices and people assisting continuing to grow in...
Autodesk, Enable Community Foundation & Voodoo Manufacturing: Largest Volunteer Hand Drive to Date Offers 750 3D Printed Prosthetics

Autodesk, Enable Community Foundation & Voodoo Manufacturing: Largest Volunteer Hand Drive to Date Offers 750 3D Printed Prosthetics

There are many wonders associated with 3D printing, but the resourcefulness, creativity, and sheer goodness of what we have seen happening in the realm of 3D printed prosthetics is both powerful and inspiring. I have written countless stories now regarding children, many in developing countries, receiving 3D printed arms and hands. Still, each time, the […]

There are many wonders associated with 3D printing, but the resourcefulness, creativity, and sheer goodness of what we have seen happening in the realm of 3D printed prosthetics is both powerful and inspiring. I have written countless stories now regarding children,...
Five Children Receive Hands 3D Printed by Delaware Cub Scout Troop

Five Children Receive Hands 3D Printed by Delaware Cub Scout Troop

One of the most popular applications for 3D printing technology turns out to be in the field of prosthetics and orthotics, where people can have artificial limbs custom-designed and 3D printed to fit their exact specifications. As the technology gets more popular, there are more opportunities to have more people outfitted with relatively inexpensive prosthetic devices, […]

One of the most popular applications for 3D printing technology turns out to be in the field of prosthetics and orthotics, where people can have artificial limbs custom-designed and 3D printed to fit their exact specifications. As the technology gets more popular,...
e-NABLE Announces Winners of First CREATE T.I.M.E. 3D Printing Design Challenge

e-NABLE Announces Winners of First CREATE T.I.M.E. 3D Printing Design Challenge

Of all of the stories we follow, some of my favorites to check in on again and again are the e-NABLE Design Challenges. The organization does so much good already, with its ever-growing network of designers and makers collaborating to create and improve 3D printed prosthetic hands and arms for those most in need. Their […]

Of all of the stories we follow, some of my favorites to check in on again and again are the e-NABLE Design Challenges. The organization does so much good already, with its ever-growing network of designers and makers collaborating to create and improve 3D printed...
Pope Francis Blesses 3D Printer, Prosthetics Presented by Student Group

Pope Francis Blesses 3D Printer, Prosthetics Presented by Student Group

Every day, we see organizations in the 3D printing field team up to do amazing things, but one of my favorite is the partnership between the Open BioMedical Initiative (OBM Initiative) and Crowd4Africa. Based in Italy, the OBM Initiative was developed for the purpose of making open-source, 3D printed biomedical technology, including prosthetics, available to anyone. Like […]

Every day, we see organizations in the 3D printing field team up to do amazing things, but one of my favorite is the partnership between the Open BioMedical Initiative (OBM Initiative) and Crowd4Africa. Based in Italy, the OBM Initiative was developed for the purpose...
Printing With a Purpose: ROBO 3D Donates 3D Printed Parts to Enable Community Foundation Hand-a-Thon

Printing With a Purpose: ROBO 3D Donates 3D Printed Parts to Enable Community Foundation Hand-a-Thon

While BodyHacking Con sounds like a gathering of slasher movie fans or worse, the three-day conference that took place in Austin, Texas in February was, in many ways, a celebration of life. If you’re unfamiliar, the bodyhacking movement encompasses all forms of body modification, from tattoos to technological implants to perhaps the most life-changing modifications of […]

While BodyHacking Con sounds like a gathering of slasher movie fans or worse, the three-day conference that took place in Austin, Texas in February was, in many ways, a celebration of life. If you’re unfamiliar, the bodyhacking movement encompasses all forms of...
e-NABLE Ghana Provides Free 3D Printed Prosthetic Hands

e-NABLE Ghana Provides Free 3D Printed Prosthetic Hands

Sometimes a small act of kindness can lead to unexpected benefits for both the recipient and the good Samaritan, and can change their lives forever. When I was barely a teen, my family took in a Ghanaian teenager, who used to babysit me and my little brother, when he had no place else to go. […]

Sometimes a small act of kindness can lead to unexpected benefits for both the recipient and the good Samaritan, and can change their lives forever. When I was barely a teen, my family took in a Ghanaian teenager, who used to babysit me and my little brother, when he...
e-NABLE Helps a New Mother Care for Her Child with a 3D Printed Prosthetic Hand

e-NABLE Helps a New Mother Care for Her Child with a 3D Printed Prosthetic Hand

One moment that every mother will always remember is the moment she held her child for the first time. For a woman named Nini, that moment was going to be a bit more difficult. The Indonesian woman had lost all of the fingers on her right hand in an accident at the plastics factory where […]

One moment that every mother will always remember is the moment she held her child for the first time. For a woman named Nini, that moment was going to be a bit more difficult. The Indonesian woman had lost all of the fingers on her right hand in an accident at the...
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...
exiii Offers Lineup of Affordable 3D Printed Robotic Prosthetics, Including Open-Source HACKberry

exiii Offers Lineup of Affordable 3D Printed Robotic Prosthetics, Including Open-Source HACKberry

As the world of 3D printing technology evolves faster than most can keep up with, the impacts it offers to humans in need are powerful, life-changing, and deeply inspiring. The days of having a prosthetic and feeling ashamed or embarrassed are quickly fading as these medical devices are becoming both a triumph in themselves and for those […]

As the world of 3D printing technology evolves faster than most can keep up with, the impacts it offers to humans in need are powerful, life-changing, and deeply inspiring. The days of having a prosthetic and feeling ashamed or embarrassed are quickly fading as these...
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