3d printed prosthetics

3D Printing Helps Injured Veterans Do the Things They Love Again

3D Printing Helps Injured Veterans Do the Things They Love Again

When a person loses a limb, the trauma and grief include the fear that they’ll never again be able to do the things that they loved to do before. Even if they can afford a good prosthetic, it’s hard to match a natural limb when it comes to the variety of tasks that can be […]

When a person loses a limb, the trauma and grief include the fear that they’ll never again be able to do the things that they loved to do before. Even if they can afford a good prosthetic, it’s hard to match a natural limb when it comes to the variety of...
Malaysian Doctor Leads LimbX Project Introducing 3D Printed Prosthetics to War-Ravaged Area of Sri Lanka

Malaysian Doctor Leads LimbX Project Introducing 3D Printed Prosthetics to War-Ravaged Area of Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka’s civil war ended in 2009, but it takes years, if not decades, to pick up the pieces after such a long conflict. Infrastructure needs to be rebuilt, landmines need to be removed, and many people are left with debilitating injuries. Those people can number in the hundreds of thousands, as Muhamad Hariz Hazwan […]

Sri Lanka’s civil war ended in 2009, but it takes years, if not decades, to pick up the pieces after such a long conflict. Infrastructure needs to be rebuilt, landmines need to be removed, and many people are left with debilitating injuries. Those people can...
Discounted Rates Still Available for Additive Manufacturing Strategies Summit on Medical and Dental 3D Printing

Discounted Rates Still Available for Additive Manufacturing Strategies Summit on Medical and Dental 3D Printing

By now, most people are at least marginally familiar with 3D printing – they’ve heard of it, and they know that it’s doing more important things than just churning out plastic objects to sit on a shelf. Even if they’re not familiar with the details, most people also know that 3D printing is being used […]

By now, most people are at least marginally familiar with 3D printing – they’ve heard of it, and they know that it’s doing more important things than just churning out plastic objects to sit on a shelf. Even if they’re not familiar with the...
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...
Seven-Year-Old with 3D Printed Prosthetic Hand to Throw Out First Pitch of World Series Game 4

Seven-Year-Old with 3D Printed Prosthetic Hand to Throw Out First Pitch of World Series Game 4

On Saturday, Game 4 of the World Series will take place. Currently, the series is tied 1-1 between the Houston Astros and the Los Angeles Dodgers. It’s been quite a series so far. I admittedly haven’t been watching any of the games since my beloved Cleveland Indians were knocked out in the first round, and […]

On Saturday, Game 4 of the World Series will take place. Currently, the series is tied 1-1 between the Houston Astros and the Los Angeles Dodgers. It’s been quite a series so far. I admittedly haven’t been watching any of the games since my beloved...
3D Printed Mask Gives a Tiny Turtle a New Face

3D Printed Mask Gives a Tiny Turtle a New Face

Many of the animals in zoos have important jobs that go beyond just hanging around and allowing themselves to be stared at by visitors. Several of them are members of endangered species, and are in the zoo so that they can safely breed and repopulate that species. That is one of the tasks of Patches, […]

Many of the animals in zoos have important jobs that go beyond just hanging around and allowing themselves to be stared at by visitors. Several of them are members of endangered species, and are in the zoo so that they can safely breed and repopulate that species....
Australia's First 3D Printed Paw Helps Millie the Greyhound Run Again

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, lost her ability to run like the wind when she lost one of her front paws due to an injury when she was a puppy. […]

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, lost her ability to run like the wind when she lost one of her front paws...
Polish Company Glaze Prosthetics Offers Customizable 3D Printed Prosthetics

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 doing things on your own. While we hear a lot about 3D printed prosthetics these days, that doesn’t change the fact that the market for […]

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 doing things on your own. While we hear a lot about 3D printed...
Mechanical Engineer Launches Campaign to Provide 3D Printed Breast Prostheses to 1,000 Women in Need

Mechanical Engineer Launches Campaign to Provide 3D Printed Breast Prostheses to 1,000 Women in Need

It’s October, which means that Halloween is upon us. But more importantly than candy and ghouls, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month (BCAM), an annual campaign to increase awareness of the disease, and I would hazard a guess that many people have been affected by breast cancer, whether it’s someone they know or receiving a diagnosis […]

It’s October, which means that Halloween is upon us. But more importantly than candy and ghouls, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month (BCAM), an annual campaign to increase awareness of the disease, and I would hazard a guess that many people have been...
TreeD Filaments Launches HealthFil Medical Grade 3D Printing Filament Line

TreeD Filaments Launches HealthFil Medical Grade 3D Printing Filament Line

Italy-based filament producer TreeD Filaments was busy in 2016, launching its high-temp PLA and biodegradable flex filaments, as well as its P-LENE polypropylene filament. The company’s filaments have been used for many innovative projects, including miniature models of famous monuments from around the world and prosthetics. Dr. Lelio Leoncini, Medical Director of the Sanatrix physical therapy and […]

Italy-based filament producer TreeD Filaments was busy in 2016, launching its high-temp PLA and biodegradable flex filaments, as well as its P-LENE polypropylene filament. The company’s filaments have been used for many innovative projects, including miniature...
The Top 10 Most Significant 3D Printed Things

The Top 10 Most Significant 3D Printed Things

The definitive, totally unsurpassable Top 10 3D Printed Things, as selected with exceeding unparalleled rigor by me. You could disagree with this list, but then you would be wrong. These things have all inspired us, are emblematic of major steps forward in 3D printing, are very important designs, are some of the most popular 3D […]

The definitive, totally unsurpassable Top 10 3D Printed Things, as selected with exceeding unparalleled rigor by me. You could disagree with this list, but then you would be wrong. These things have all inspired us, are emblematic of major steps forward in 3D...
A Leg and Two Tusks: Viktoria Modesta, Prosthetics, and Performance Art

A Leg and Two Tusks: Viktoria Modesta, Prosthetics, and Performance Art

This article from Shapeways Magazine shows how 3D printing can bring together prosthetics and performance. Viktoria Modesta is a model, musician, and self-described “bionic pop artist.” Born in Latvia, Modesta suffered a leg injury at birth and decided to have her left leg amputated below the knee in 2007. For the past several years, she has made prosthetics […]

This article from Shapeways Magazine shows how 3D printing can bring together prosthetics and performance. Viktoria Modesta is a model, musician, and self-described “bionic pop artist.” Born in Latvia, Modesta suffered a leg injury at birth and decided to...
Doctors Publish Research on Top Five Areas in Which 3D Printing Technology Has the Most Potential to Change the Medical Field

Doctors Publish Research on Top Five Areas in Which 3D Printing Technology Has the Most Potential to Change the Medical Field

It’s no secret that 3D printing is changing the face of the medical field. The technology has many applications when it comes to healthcare, from custom medicines and prosthetics to tissue engineering. Two doctors from Austin Hospital in Melbourne want medical professionals to be fully aware of 3D printing potential, and recently published a paper […]

It’s no secret that 3D printing is changing the face of the medical field. The technology has many applications when it comes to healthcare, from custom medicines and prosthetics to tissue engineering. Two doctors from Austin Hospital in Melbourne want medical...
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...
Protosthetics and c2renew Partner to Create 3D Printing Filament for Definitive Prosthetic Sockets

Protosthetics and c2renew Partner to Create 3D Printing Filament for Definitive Prosthetic Sockets

What makes 3D printing so interesting—and so downright fascinating—is that it allows individuals and companies of all sizes to create parts and objects that might not be possible at all otherwise. And although we have certainly seen a wide range of 3D printed prosthetics, often with accompanying and incredibly heartwarming stories, there is still much […]

What makes 3D printing so interesting—and so downright fascinating—is that it allows individuals and companies of all sizes to create parts and objects that might not be possible at all otherwise. And although we have certainly seen a wide range of 3D printed...
Nonprofit Pawsthetics Launches GoFundMe Campaign to Raise Funds for 3D Printed Animal Prosthetics

Nonprofit Pawsthetics Launches GoFundMe Campaign to Raise Funds for 3D Printed Animal Prosthetics

I’ll admit it, I’m a little (okay, a lot) obsessed with watching animal videos on social media; honestly, it’s one of the reasons I really love sites like Facebook and Instagram. It brings me ridiculous amounts of joy to see stories of cute animals performing human-like tricks (have you seen the cat that high-fives and […]

I’ll admit it, I’m a little (okay, a lot) obsessed with watching animal videos on social media; honestly, it’s one of the reasons I really love sites like Facebook and Instagram. It brings me ridiculous amounts of joy to see stories of cute animals...
Making, Learning, Collaborating, and 3D Printing in the Community: Dayton Mini Maker Faire

Making, Learning, Collaborating, and 3D Printing in the Community: Dayton Mini Maker Faire

Back in March, when I visited Dayton, Ohio’s resident 3D printing bar, Proto BuildBar, I was told that its employees would be exhibiting at a local school’s STEMfest later that month, and at another educational event this summer: the Dayton Mini Maker Faire. After thoroughly enjoying my visit to STEMfest, I definitely didn’t want to […]

Back in March, when I visited Dayton, Ohio’s resident 3D printing bar, Proto BuildBar, I was told that its employees would be exhibiting at a local school’s STEMfest later that month, and at another educational event this summer: the Dayton Mini Maker...
After a Pig Attack, A Lucky Duck is Back to Normal with a 3D Printed Bill

After a Pig Attack, A Lucky Duck is Back to Normal with a 3D Printed Bill

Blu is a pretty, blue-gray duck, a Swedish Blue mixed breed, living on a farm in Michigan. Mostly, he lives a peaceful life, but in January he became the unfortunate victim of an attack by a pig. The encounter left him with an injured tongue and part of his bill missing, but several months later, […]

Blu is a pretty, blue-gray duck, a Swedish Blue mixed breed, living on a farm in Michigan. Mostly, he lives a peaceful life, but in January he became the unfortunate victim of an attack by a pig. The encounter left him with an injured tongue and part of his bill...
Colorful 3D Printed Prosthetics for Kids: Taking A Closer Look at e-NABLE's Robotel Türkiye Chapter in Istanbul

Colorful 3D Printed Prosthetics for Kids: Taking A Closer Look at e-NABLE's Robotel Türkiye Chapter in Istanbul

This winter, we learned the heartwarming origin story of the e-NABLE Turkey chapter, also known as Robotel Türkiye, from volunteer Zeynep Karagöz, originally with Istanbul-based design team 5 dakika. Karagöz first contacted the e-NABLE volunteer organization in 2014, in hopes of volunteering the design team’s 3D printing skills to make 3D printed prosthetics for kids in need, and also showing […]

This winter, we learned the heartwarming origin story of the e-NABLE Turkey chapter, also known as Robotel Türkiye, from volunteer Zeynep Karagöz, originally with Istanbul-based design team 5 dakika. Karagöz first contacted the e-NABLE volunteer organization in 2014,...
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...
R&D Aspects of 3D Printed Prosthetics

R&D Aspects of 3D Printed Prosthetics

A prosthetic is an artificial device that replaces a missing body part. The most commonly known type of prosthetic is limb prostheses, but other types such as craniofacial prostheses and intra-oral prostheses help people as well. Those who benefit from prosthetics include war veterans, people who suffer from physical traumas, and those who have congenitally […]

A prosthetic is an artificial device that replaces a missing body part. The most commonly known type of prosthetic is limb prostheses, but other types such as craniofacial prostheses and intra-oral prostheses help people as well. Those who benefit from prosthetics...
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,...
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...
e-NABLE Introduces Web Central App to Match Volunteers with People Who Need 3D Printed Prosthetics

e-NABLE Introduces Web Central App to Match Volunteers with People Who Need 3D Printed Prosthetics

From 3D printed animal prosthetics and 3D printed prosthetics for children and adults to bringing 3D printed prosthetics to under-served areas…every time I hear a new story about the e-NABLE volunteer community, it warms my heart. Even if you don’t have access to your own 3D printer to make prosthetics, there are many ways to volunteer, from sponsorships and fundraising […]

From 3D printed animal prosthetics and 3D printed prosthetics for children and adults to bringing 3D printed prosthetics to under-served areas…every time I hear a new story about the e-NABLE volunteer community, it warms my heart. Even if you don’t have...
Teacher Uses School's 3D Printer to Make a Plastic Finger for Injured Student to Take Exams

Teacher Uses School's 3D Printer to Make a Plastic Finger for Injured Student to Take Exams

When I was in elementary school many years ago, a good friend of mine was injured when one of the fingers on her right hand accidentally got smashed in her family minivan’s sliding door. It was near the end of the school year, but we still had plenty of homework and quizzes, and as my friend was right-handed, […]

When I was in elementary school many years ago, a good friend of mine was injured when one of the fingers on her right hand accidentally got smashed in her family minivan’s sliding door. It was near the end of the school year, but we still had plenty of homework...