3d printed prosthetics

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...
3D Printing Spotlight On: Irene Healey, Founder, Principal Designer, New Attitude Prosthetic Designs

3D Printing Spotlight On: Irene Healey, Founder, Principal Designer, New Attitude Prosthetic Designs

When it comes to medical applications for advanced technologies, the tech itself is remarkable — but is by no stretch the full story. It’s about the patient. By keeping human needs in focus, medical advances benefit not only the latest lab equipment but those whose quality of life drastically improves because of what comes off […]

When it comes to medical applications for advanced technologies, the tech itself is remarkable — but is by no stretch the full story. It’s about the patient. By keeping human needs in focus, medical advances benefit not only the latest lab equipment but...
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....
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...
Russia: Scientists Create New Polymers for 3D Printing with Robotics & More

Russia: Scientists Create New Polymers for 3D Printing with Robotics & More

Amidst an explosion of 3D innovation, 3D hardware, software and more, many users have now too become engaged in the study of materials. While 3D printing with plastic is still extremely common, we’ve now seen more alternative materials than we can count, from chocolate to glass to paper or even silk. For robotics applications, Russian […]

Amidst an explosion of 3D innovation, 3D hardware, software and more, many users have now too become engaged in the study of materials. While 3D printing with plastic is still extremely common, we’ve now seen more alternative materials than we can count, from...
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...
Tennessee Charter School Teachers 3D Print Prosthetic Arm for 8th Grade Student Basketball Player

Tennessee Charter School Teachers 3D Print Prosthetic Arm for 8th Grade Student Basketball Player

When Latasha Morris was about seven months pregnant with her son Dontavius, who is now 14, her doctor noticed that he wasn’t moving from side to side in the womb. It was soon discovered that an amniotic band had gotten wrapped around her son’s arm, which stunted its growth. When Dontavius was born missing his […]

When Latasha Morris was about seven months pregnant with her son Dontavius, who is now 14, her doctor noticed that he wasn’t moving from side to side in the womb. It was soon discovered that an amniotic band had gotten wrapped around her son’s arm, which...
3D Printing News Briefs: April 11, 2017

3D Printing News Briefs: April 11, 2017

In today’s edition of 3D Printing News Briefs, we’ll talk about new 3D printing material colors, an industrial fair, how 3D printing technology was used to build brain models, a plant health product, and a carbon positive ceramic bowl, and then wrap things up with a little business news. colorFabb’s newest filament is now available […]

In today’s edition of 3D Printing News Briefs, we’ll talk about new 3D printing material colors, an industrial fair, how 3D printing technology was used to build brain models, a plant health product, and a carbon positive ceramic bowl, and then wrap things...
3D Printing News Briefs: April 7, 2017

3D Printing News Briefs: April 7, 2017

In today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, medical technology firm axial3D has secured over £530,000 in seed funding, while four University of Bristol graduates are on their way to China with their Omni Invent maker machine. Hawk 3D Proto and Magicfirm Europe AB announced a strategic partnership, while Sodick released a new Parallel Mode for its metal 3D […]

In today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, medical technology firm axial3D has secured over £530,000 in seed funding, while four University of Bristol graduates are on their way to China with their Omni Invent maker machine. Hawk 3D Proto and Magicfirm Europe AB...
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...
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...

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