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VA Takes On Shoulder Surgery Using 3D Printed Models

The United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has been one of the country’s biggest and busiest embracers of 3D printing. Making headlines seemingly every few months for the steady…

Testing a New Type of Functional Custom 3D Printed Prosthetic Finger

With all of the advances being made in the development of prosthetic devices, there is still a lack of affordable, customizable, functional finger prosthetics. In a paper entitled “Development of…

FEM Simulation Used to Test Mechanical Performance of SLS PA 12 3D Printed Objects

In a paper entitled “Mechanical performance of polymer powder bed fused objects – FEM simulation and verification,” a group of researchers discusses the importance of accommodating anisotropic behavior in 3D…

Cam Haight of Different Heroes Nonprofit Makes 3D Printed Prosthetic Hand for His Own Hero

Early in 2018, we first learned the inspiring story of 5-year-old Cameron Haight, who was born with several webbed, deformed fingers and toes due to Amniotic Band Syndrome, or ABS. ABS…

Hailey Dawson’s Inspiring The 3D Printing Community Through Pitching Baseball Games

Hailey Dawson is the inspiring seven-year-old with a 3D printed hand. Featured in newscasts, print, and on the web, Hailey’s journey has put a smile on many a face. Hailey…

Commercialization of 3D Printed Amphibious Prosthetic Leg Moving Forward with New Study

Specialized 3D printed prosthetic devices can help people born without a limb, and those who lost one later in life, continue to participate in activities they enjoy, such as playing…

3D Printing Changing Lives Through Provision of Orthopedic Devices in Togo

Togo, bordered on the west by Ghana, on the east by Benin, and Burkina Faso to the north, is one of the smallest countries in Africa, with a population of…

Baseball Player Perfects His Throw with 3D Printed Prosthetic Finger

When Cruz Ramos was a small child, he was in a terrible accident. At age five, he was riding an escalator at an Arlington, Texas mall when his index finger…

Drum Roll, Please…Designer Creates 3D Printed, Open Source Prosthetic for Amputee Drummer

In high school, college, and for a few years as an adult in a local community band, I played percussion. I was mostly on mallet instruments, such as the chimes,…

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…

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…

Father and Son Work Together to Create 3D Printed Prosthetic Hand

Fathers’ Day isn’t here just yet, but it’s never too early to celebrate the devotion a father can show to his children. In addition to viral YouTube videos showing sleeping…

South Africa: Research in 3D Printing at VUT for Prosthetics, DfAM

A patient in South Africa recently received a 3D printed prosthetic leg as a result of a collaboration and workshop between The Arc. Rehabilitation Centre in Auckland Park, Johannesburg, and…

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…

Engineering Student Creates Inexpensive 3D Printed Eye Prosthesis

While some researchers have worked on 3D printed eyes that could reverse blindness and connect to WiFi, the possibility of a 3D printed eye prosthesis that looks real represents a…

High School Student 3D Prints Prosthetic Hand for Fifth Grade Buddy

There is no doubt that 3D printing has made an enormous impact in the provision of prosthetics. Whether for Paralympians or fifth graders or even turtles, the rise in availability…

Paralympian Uses 3D Printing to Create Snowboarding Prosthetics for Team USA

It’s not hard to understand the impact that 3D printing is having on business and crafting. It’s an amazing method for creating and has solved countless problems associated with traditional…

3D Printing News Briefs: January 16, 2018

We’ve got some business news to start off today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, followed by a new material, a new 3D printing method, the successful test of a 3D printed…

Peg is One Lucky Duck, Receiving a 3D Printed Foot from Arkansas High School Students

You would probably be hard pressed to find someone who is not an animal lover. And most of us eat up the stories about animals being helped via 3D printing….

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…

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…

Coworkers at Honda Come Together to Build 3D Printed Prosthetic Arm for Colleague

You don’t have to be an expert in 3D printing to have heard about its contributions to the creation of prosthetics for humans and animals the world over. While the…

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….

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,…