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,…

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