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3D Printing Technology is For the Birds: Abyssinian Ground Hornbill Gets 3D Printed Prosthetic Beak

3D Printing Technology is For the Birds: Abyssinian Ground Hornbill Gets 3D Printed Prosthetic Beak

While iterative 3D printing technology is helpful when making 3D printed prosthetics for humans, it’s also been used to give many of our feathered friends a new lease on life. Birds use their beaks to clean their feathers, defend themselves, build nests, and eat, so the consequences can be difficult, and even devastating, for a […]

While iterative 3D printing technology is helpful when making 3D printed prosthetics for humans, it’s also been used to give many of our feathered friends a new lease on life. Birds use their beaks to clean their feathers, defend themselves, build nests, and...
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....
Fracktal Works Helps Students 3D Print Robotic Prosthetic Arm

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 design skills, as well as robotics in some cases. Plus, there can never be too many designs for 3D printed prosthetics out there – there […]

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 design skills, as well as robotics in some cases. Plus, there can never be too many designs for 3D...
Girl Missing Three Fingers Wants to Throw Out the First Pitch at Every Major League Baseball Park, and 3D Printing Stepped Up to the Plate

Girl Missing Three Fingers Wants to Throw Out the First Pitch at Every Major League Baseball Park, and 3D Printing Stepped Up to the Plate

While 3D printed prosthetics are good at helping people complete simple tasks like holding a pen or opening a door, we’ve also seen some special 3D printed prostheses for use in activities like playing an instrument, running, or playing sports, like baseball. 7-year-old Hailey Dawson, who is missing the three middle fingers on her right […]

While 3D printed prosthetics are good at helping people complete simple tasks like holding a pen or opening a door, we’ve also seen some special 3D printed prostheses for use in activities like playing an instrument, running, or playing sports, like baseball....
Winners of the 3D Hubs Student Grant Announced - Applicants Used 3D Printing in a Creative Way to Positively Influence the World

Winners of the 3D Hubs Student Grant Announced - Applicants Used 3D Printing in a Creative Way to Positively Influence the World

A little over a year after 3D Hubs, the largest online network of 3D printing services in the world, launched its discount Student Program, it made a further commitment to 3D printing education by introducing its inaugural 3D Hubs Student Grant. Over 449 applicants from 300 universities tried for the grant, which featured three categories: Product […]

A little over a year after 3D Hubs, the largest online network of 3D printing services in the world, launched its discount Student Program, it made a further commitment to 3D printing education by introducing its inaugural 3D Hubs Student Grant. Over 449 applicants...
Need an Extra Thumb? The Third Thumb Project Uses 3D Printing to Change Perceptions of Prosthetics

Need an Extra Thumb? The Third Thumb Project Uses 3D Printing to Change Perceptions of Prosthetics

Many people have, at one time or another, wished for an extra set of hands to do everything they need to get done, or to carry loads of items. Royal College of Art graduate Dani Clode might not be able to fulfill that wish, but she can give you the next best thing – an […]

Many people have, at one time or another, wished for an extra set of hands to do everything they need to get done, or to carry loads of items. Royal College of Art graduate Dani Clode might not be able to fulfill that wish, but she can give you the next best thing...
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...
Through Teamwork and Trial and Error, Pete the Parrot Gets a 3D Printed Prosthetic Leg

Through Teamwork and Trial and Error, Pete the Parrot Gets a 3D Printed Prosthetic Leg

We’ve seen many amazing stories of 3D printing technology helping injured birds, from 3D printed beaks and feet to orthotic boots, leg braces, and prosthetic legs. A 34-year-old Mealy Amazon parrot named Pete was the recipient of his own 3D printed prosthetic after he survived an unfortunate injury. Pete’s story is remarkable, and not just because 3D printing swooped in […]

We’ve seen many amazing stories of 3D printing technology helping injured birds, from 3D printed beaks and feet to orthotic boots, leg braces, and prosthetic legs. A 34-year-old Mealy Amazon parrot named Pete was the recipient of his own 3D printed prosthetic...
The UAE's First Fully 3D Printed Prosthetic Leg Fitted: Recipient "Really Impressed" with Technology That Made It Possible

The UAE's First Fully 3D Printed Prosthetic Leg Fitted: Recipient "Really Impressed" with Technology That Made It Possible

About a year ago, Dubai got pretty specific with some of the goals for its multi-tiered 3D printing plan in terms of the medical sector, when the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) announced that it plans to be offering 3D printed limbs at a cost of Dh400 (about $109 USD) by the year 2025. In the fall […]

About a year ago, Dubai got pretty specific with some of the goals for its multi-tiered 3D printing plan in terms of the medical sector, when the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) announced that it plans to be offering 3D printed limbs at a cost of Dh400 (about $109 USD)...
Protosthetics Uses LulzBot 3D Printers for Patient-Specific Prosthetics

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 with prosthetics has always been that they had to be handmade in order for the socket to fit well and for the prosthetic to be […]

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 with prosthetics has always been that...
Human-Computer Interaction Institute 3D Prints Special Prosthesis for Young Cello Player

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 now. But it hasn’t fulfilled everything we thought it would – the 3D printing hype has slowed down, and most people have now realized that […]

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 now. But it hasn’t fulfilled everything we thought it would – the 3D printing...
3D Printing News Briefs: May 2, 2017

3D Printing News Briefs: May 2, 2017

In 3D Printing News Briefs today, we’re talking about new 3D software, equipment, and materials, a distribution partnership and a new additive manufacturing facility, and a seaworthy 3D printed prosthetic. Mosaic Manufacturing is introducing a new 3D software system, while 3D Platforms is bringing another new piece of equipment to the RAPID + TCT event, […]

In 3D Printing News Briefs today, we’re talking about new 3D software, equipment, and materials, a distribution partnership and a new additive manufacturing facility, and a seaworthy 3D printed prosthetic. Mosaic Manufacturing is introducing a new 3D software...
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...
Pretty in Pink: Young Violinist Relies on New 3D Printed Prosthetic

Pretty in Pink: Young Violinist Relies on New 3D Printed Prosthetic

Everyone should have the opportunity to make music. This is a skill that not only offers the same happiness we feel in listening, but also challenges and stimulates the brain. The violin is known to be one of the more challenging instruments to play, and children are often started off at an early age. They […]

Everyone should have the opportunity to make music. This is a skill that not only offers the same happiness we feel in listening, but also challenges and stimulates the brain. The violin is known to be one of the more challenging instruments to play, and children are...
e-NABLE is Going to the Birds: 3D Printed Prosthetic Leg for a Secretary Bird in Germany

e-NABLE is Going to the Birds: 3D Printed Prosthetic Leg for a Secretary Bird in Germany

Usually when we write about worldwide volunteer network e-NABLE, we’re sharing an inspiring story about its 3D printed prosthetics and the children who receive them, or one of the many ways you can volunteer. Recently, e-NABLE was called on to 3D print a prosthetic leg for a patient…but it wasn’t a human patient. Instead, the network, […]

Usually when we write about worldwide volunteer network e-NABLE, we’re sharing an inspiring story about its 3D printed prosthetics and the children who receive them, or one of the many ways you can volunteer. Recently, e-NABLE was called on to 3D print a...
Father Teaches His Kids to Swim Thanks to a 3D Printed Amphibious Prosthetic

Father Teaches His Kids to Swim Thanks to a 3D Printed Amphibious Prosthetic

When retired US Marine Dan Lasko of Bethlehem, PA served in Afghanistan, his vehicle hit an improvised explosive device (IED) and he lost the lower part of his left leg. Thanks to advances in prosthetic technologies made over the past decade, this hasn’t stopped him from participating in the physical activities that he enjoys, such as […]

When retired US Marine Dan Lasko of Bethlehem, PA served in Afghanistan, his vehicle hit an improvised explosive device (IED) and he lost the lower part of his left leg. Thanks to advances in prosthetic technologies made over the past decade, this hasn’t stopped...
3D Printing in STEM Education: Hacking the Raptor Reloaded to Create the Grab-Tor

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 trigger in the handle. I was, as you can no doubt imagine, super cool. This grabber gave me the capacity to easily pick up, and […]

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 trigger in the handle. I was, as you can no doubt imagine, super cool. This grabber gave me the capacity to easily pick up, and...
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...
Major Japanese Printer Manufacturer Shifts Focus: Ricoh Turns to 3D Printing

Major Japanese Printer Manufacturer Shifts Focus: Ricoh Turns to 3D Printing

Ricoh, the Japanese imaging and electronics company which specializes in the manufacturing of printers, is seeing a significant decline in demand for traditional computer and office printers. To ensure long-term prosperity of the company, executives at Ricoh are directing the firm to 3D printing, an industry that is growing at an impressive rate, and in […]

Ricoh, the Japanese imaging and electronics company which specializes in the manufacturing of printers, is seeing a significant decline in demand for traditional computer and office printers. To ensure long-term prosperity of the company, executives at Ricoh are...
Unique Youbionic 3D Printed Robotic Prosthetic Hand Looking for Investors, Planning Next Phase

Unique Youbionic 3D Printed Robotic Prosthetic Hand Looking for Investors, Planning Next Phase

The last time we wrote about the Youbionic 3D printed robotic prosthetic hand, it was finally available for pre-order. It’s been quite a journey since Federico Ciccarese founded the company two years ago and began developing its bionic, electronically controlled prosthetic hand; he tells us that “after so much work I am proud to show […]

The last time we wrote about the Youbionic 3D printed robotic prosthetic hand, it was finally available for pre-order. It’s been quite a journey since Federico Ciccarese founded the company two years ago and began developing its bionic, electronically controlled...
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....
New e-NABLE Community Sponsorship Program from MatterHackers: Support the Volunteers Who 3D Print Prosthetics

New e-NABLE Community Sponsorship Program from MatterHackers: Support the Volunteers Who 3D Print Prosthetics

You know the old adage – “Give a man a fish, and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, and you feed him for a lifetime.” e-NABLE, a heartwarming network of designers and volunteers who strive to offer unique and useful 3D printed prosthetics to kids all over the world, has reached fishing status, […]

You know the old adage – “Give a man a fish, and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, and you feed him for a lifetime.” e-NABLE, a heartwarming network of designers and volunteers who strive to offer unique and useful 3D printed prosthetics...
Teenage Student Wins ATLAB's Gulf 3D Printing Olympiad with 3D Printed Mind-Controlled Bionic Arm

Teenage Student Wins ATLAB's Gulf 3D Printing Olympiad with 3D Printed Mind-Controlled Bionic Arm

Over 75 student teams recently competed in the first ever Gulf 3D Printing Olympiad, organized by technology-based learning solutions company ATLAB. The competition was aimed at inspiring young entrepreneurs by fueling their innovation and creativity through 3D printing. The theme was “Design Your First Consumer Product” and inspired by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid […]

Over 75 student teams recently competed in the first ever Gulf 3D Printing Olympiad, organized by technology-based learning solutions company ATLAB. The competition was aimed at inspiring young entrepreneurs by fueling their innovation and creativity through 3D...
Brazilian Cancer Patient Receives 3D Printed Facial Prosthetic Created Using Smartphone App

Brazilian Cancer Patient Receives 3D Printed Facial Prosthetic Created Using Smartphone App

The grief and sorrow that cancer causes around the world on a daily basis is one that most everyone understands, as nearly all of us have been touched by the dreadful disease. While it can affect the human body with so many different forms of pain and suffering, the goal of each patient is usually […]

The grief and sorrow that cancer causes around the world on a daily basis is one that most everyone understands, as nearly all of us have been touched by the dreadful disease. While it can affect the human body with so many different forms of pain and suffering, the...
Limbitless Solutions Creates 3D Printed Bionic Arm for New York Fashion Week Runway

Limbitless Solutions Creates 3D Printed Bionic Arm for New York Fashion Week Runway

Known as one of the premier fashion events in the entire world, New York Fashion Week is a citywide celebration of the most innovative and disruptive fashion designers in the industry. Over the last few years, the runway has increasingly been infiltrated by 3D printing technology, which has allowed these designers to expand their imaginations […]

Known as one of the premier fashion events in the entire world, New York Fashion Week is a citywide celebration of the most innovative and disruptive fashion designers in the industry. Over the last few years, the runway has increasingly been infiltrated by 3D...