3d printed prosthetics

Jen Owen of Enablingthefuture.org Needs Your Stories and Support

Jen Owen of Enablingthefuture.org Needs Your Stories and Support

The E-nable project has been incredibly inspiring over these past years. The open source prosthetics project has harnessed thousands of volunteers worldwide to 3D print thousands of prosthetic hands. At the center of it all sits Jen Owen who has been organizing E-Nable since the very beginning and founded the community. She matches those who need […]

The E-nable project has been incredibly inspiring over these past years. The open source prosthetics project has harnessed thousands of volunteers worldwide to 3D print thousands of prosthetic hands. At the center of it all sits Jen Owen who has been organizing...
Ten Guidelines for Non-Assembly A Prosthetic Hand is 3D Printed in One Piece with No Need for Assembly

Ten Guidelines for Non-Assembly A Prosthetic Hand is 3D Printed in One Piece with No Need for Assembly

3D printing has made prosthetics accessible to many more people than had access to them before, especially in developing countries. However, the World Health Organization estimates that there are still about 40 million amputees in developing countries and that only about five percent of them have access to the prosthetics they need. While several organizations […]

3D printing has made prosthetics accessible to many more people than had access to them before, especially in developing countries. However, the World Health Organization estimates that there are still about 40 million amputees in developing countries and that only...
New Study Discusses Unmet Clinical Needs Being Addressed by 3D Printing

New Study Discusses Unmet Clinical Needs Being Addressed by 3D Printing

3D printing continues to make a huge impact on the medical field – the evidence more than speaks for itself. But this important work is not done yet. A team of researchers based at the University of Utah recently published a review paper that, as Yong Lin Kong, PhD, an assistant professor in the university’s Department […]

3D printing continues to make a huge impact on the medical field – the evidence more than speaks for itself. But this important work is not done yet. A team of researchers based at the University of Utah recently published a review paper that, as Yong Lin Kong,...
World’s First Patient Specific 3D Printed Trauma Total Talus Replacement

World’s First Patient Specific 3D Printed Trauma Total Talus Replacement

Dr. Rajiv Shah, an Orthopedic surgeon Global Hospital in Vadodara India has successfully implanted a 3D printed implant in a trauma patient. This is the first time a patient has been helped with a 3D printed trauma implant through a total talus replacement. What’s more, the implant was patient specific. This also marks the first […]

Dr. Rajiv Shah, an Orthopedic surgeon Global Hospital in Vadodara India has successfully implanted a 3D printed implant in a trauma patient. This is the first time a patient has been helped with a 3D printed trauma implant through a total talus replacement....
3D Printing News Briefs: August 1, 2018

3D Printing News Briefs: August 1, 2018

We’re starting out with a little business in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, then moving on to planes, automobiles, and camping, followed by some medical news. Renishaw just received a business award and EOS signed an agreement with Z3DFAB. UTC Aerospace Systems is increasing its use of 3D printing, and Volkswagen used the technology to […]

We’re starting out with a little business in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, then moving on to planes, automobiles, and camping, followed by some medical news. Renishaw just received a business award and EOS signed an agreement with Z3DFAB. UTC Aerospace...
3D Printing Helps Mr. Stubbs the Alligator Get a New Tail

3D Printing Helps Mr. Stubbs the Alligator Get a New Tail

What’s an alligator without a tail? Still an alligator, and potentially dangerous, but a lot more stubby – which is how Mr. Stubbs the alligator got his name. 10 years ago, Mr. Stubbs was found missing his tail; he was one of 32 alligators confiscated when a truck was pulled over carrying them in a […]

What’s an alligator without a tail? Still an alligator, and potentially dangerous, but a lot more stubby – which is how Mr. Stubbs the alligator got his name. 10 years ago, Mr. Stubbs was found missing his tail; he was one of 32 alligators confiscated when...
Two Children Receive 3D Printed Prosthetics at Newly Opened Center in India

Two Children Receive 3D Printed Prosthetics at Newly Opened Center in India

A child with a missing or damaged limb doesn’t get to do a lot of the things that make up a childhood, such as playing sports. Prosthetics have, in the past, been highly expensive devices that not everyone can afford, and prosthetics for children are a particular challenge because kids outgrow them and need new […]

A child with a missing or damaged limb doesn’t get to do a lot of the things that make up a childhood, such as playing sports. Prosthetics have, in the past, been highly expensive devices that not everyone can afford, and prosthetics for children are a...
Student Uses 3D Printing to Develop Vocal Prosthetic

Student Uses 3D Printing to Develop Vocal Prosthetic

Cancer of the larynx is treatable, but it sometimes requires removing the larynx altogether, leaving the patient unable to speak. There are, however, vocal prostheses that can be implanted to restore the patient’s speech. Unfortunately, these prostheses are expensive and tend to need frequent replacement. So South Ural State University student Nikita Dubrovsky is working […]

Cancer of the larynx is treatable, but it sometimes requires removing the larynx altogether, leaving the patient unable to speak. There are, however, vocal prostheses that can be implanted to restore the patient’s speech. Unfortunately, these prostheses are...
South Korean Hospital Ready to Commercialize 3D Printed Prosthetic Eyes

South Korean Hospital Ready to Commercialize 3D Printed Prosthetic Eyes

At this time, there’s nothing that can restore vision to a person who has lost an eye, unfortunately. That may change in the future; in fact, some researchers fully expect that functioning artificial eyes will one day be available to those who need them. Until that day comes, however, artificial eyes are merely cosmetic, though […]

At this time, there’s nothing that can restore vision to a person who has lost an eye, unfortunately. That may change in the future; in fact, some researchers fully expect that functioning artificial eyes will one day be available to those who need them. Until...
Copper3D Introduces Antibacterial 3D Printing Filament for Medical Devices

Copper3D Introduces Antibacterial 3D Printing Filament for Medical Devices

Losing a limb is traumatic enough, but adjusting to a prosthetic device can be a brand new challenge in itself. Not only is the person getting used to working with an artificial limb, but those limbs can present complications. In fact, 40% of prosthetic device uses suffer from some kind of skin condition, as do […]

Losing a limb is traumatic enough, but adjusting to a prosthetic device can be a brand new challenge in itself. Not only is the person getting used to working with an artificial limb, but those limbs can present complications. In fact, 40% of prosthetic device uses...
3D Printing Changing Lives Through Provision of Orthopedic Devices in Togo

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 only 7.6 million. But the small country is getting some big help in the form of 3D printing technology to help provide prosthetics and orthopedic […]

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 only 7.6 million. But the small country is getting some big help in the form of 3D printing technology to help...
[Chicken] Debbie Harry Gets New Feet Thanks to 3D Printing

[Chicken] Debbie Harry Gets New Feet Thanks to 3D Printing

You may not have previously considered 3DPrint.com as your go-to to get all the latest celebrity gossip, but you might change your mind after reading this juicy tidbit that we’ve got covered here: Debbie Harry lost her feet to frostbite and a 3D printed pair are helping her get around these days. Let that sink […]

You may not have previously considered 3DPrint.com as your go-to to get all the latest celebrity gossip, but you might change your mind after reading this juicy tidbit that we’ve got covered here: Debbie Harry lost her feet to frostbite and a 3D printed pair are...
New Prosthetic Legs Change Dubai Man’s Life as UAE Continues to Embrace 3D Printing

New Prosthetic Legs Change Dubai Man’s Life as UAE Continues to Embrace 3D Printing

For more than 15 of his 25 years, Fahed Mohamad Ali relied heavily on a wheelchair, his wooden prosthetic legs more cosmetic than functional. But now Ali has become the first Emirati to receive two 3D printed transtibial prosthetics, which attach just below the knee, about a year after the region’s first fully 3D printed […]

For more than 15 of his 25 years, Fahed Mohamad Ali relied heavily on a wheelchair, his wooden prosthetic legs more cosmetic than functional. But now Ali has become the first Emirati to receive two 3D printed transtibial prosthetics, which attach just below the knee,...
Baseball Player Perfects His Throw with 3D Printed Prosthetic Finger

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 got caught and was so badly injured that it had to be amputated. “It was horrible,” said his mother, Cecilia Serrano. “It was just a […]

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 got caught and was so badly injured that it had to be amputated. “It was horrible,” said his mother,...
WASP Opens New Digital Orthopedic Laboratory for 3D Printing Medical Devices

WASP Opens New Digital Orthopedic Laboratory for 3D Printing Medical Devices

The World’s Advanced Saving Project, or WASP, is involved in just about every industry with its wide range of 3D printers. Whether it’s creating theatrical scenery or 3D printing an entire village, WASP constantly has some sort of fascinating project in process. One of the areas where it’s making the most impact, however, is in the […]

The World’s Advanced Saving Project, or WASP, is involved in just about every industry with its wide range of 3D printers. Whether it’s creating theatrical scenery or 3D printing an entire village, WASP constantly has some sort of fascinating project in...
Million Waves Project Gains New Partner In Making 3D Printed Prosthetic Limbs From Recycled Plastic

Million Waves Project Gains New Partner In Making 3D Printed Prosthetic Limbs From Recycled Plastic

I’m pretty sure we’ve all heard of Earth Day, which is celebrated around the world every year on April 22nd by demonstrating support for environmental protection. Organizations set up trash pick-up events, people get together to plant trees, and corporations often announce sustainability measures. On Earth Day this year, a new 501c(3) non-profit organization called the […]

I’m pretty sure we’ve all heard of Earth Day, which is celebrated around the world every year on April 22nd by demonstrating support for environmental protection. Organizations set up trash pick-up events, people get together to plant trees, and...
Texas Tech Makerspace Group 3D Prints Prosthetic Hand for Eight-Year-Old Spiderman Fan

Texas Tech Makerspace Group 3D Prints Prosthetic Hand for Eight-Year-Old Spiderman Fan

While makers, hackers, and hobbyists from nearly every country enjoy the benefits of 3D printing, the technology has lent itself to a wide variety of important endeavors. We have followed as NASA has created a new way to make rocket engine nozzles, the Army uses 3D printing in experimental exercises, and surgeons in Wales just […]

While makers, hackers, and hobbyists from nearly every country enjoy the benefits of 3D printing, the technology has lent itself to a wide variety of important endeavors. We have followed as NASA has created a new way to make rocket engine nozzles, the Army uses 3D...
Algorithms and 3D Printing Can Be Used to Create Realistic Nasal Prostheses

Algorithms and 3D Printing Can Be Used to Create Realistic Nasal Prostheses

While it’s a shock to lose any body part, psychological impact runs especially deep when a part of the face, like the nose, is impacted, as it’s so visible and so ingrained as a part of personal identity. In 2015, researchers at Morriston Hospital in Wales were hard at work developing a way to grow new tissues from human cells. […]

While it’s a shock to lose any body part, psychological impact runs especially deep when a part of the face, like the nose, is impacted, as it’s so visible and so ingrained as a part of personal identity. In 2015, researchers at Morriston Hospital in Wales...
Limbitless Solutions Launches First Clinical Trial in the US of 3D Printed Bionic Prosthetic Arms for Children

Limbitless Solutions Launches First Clinical Trial in the US of 3D Printed Bionic Prosthetic Arms for Children

Nonprofit organization Limbitless Solutions is on a mission to empower kids through its creative and fun, but still functional, 3D printed bionic arm prosthetics. Now the organization, which got its start at the University of Central Florida (UCF), is one step closer to its goal – the first US clinical trial of 3D printed bionic arms for […]

Nonprofit organization Limbitless Solutions is on a mission to empower kids through its creative and fun, but still functional, 3D printed bionic arm prosthetics. Now the organization, which got its start at the University of Central Florida (UCF), is one step closer...
The 3D Printed Youbionic Hand Features New Updates with More to Come Soon

The 3D Printed Youbionic Hand Features New Updates with More to Come Soon

In 2014, a company called Youbionic emerged with an exciting goal: the development of a 3D printed bionic hand controlled by an Arduino. Unlike prosthetics that require cables and wires to move, the Youbionic hand would respond to the wearer’s muscle movements. While bionic hands such as these typically cost thousands of dollars, Youbionic founder […]

In 2014, a company called Youbionic emerged with an exciting goal: the development of a 3D printed bionic hand controlled by an Arduino. Unlike prosthetics that require cables and wires to move, the Youbionic hand would respond to the wearer’s muscle movements....
Texas Biomedical Engineering Student 3D Prints Assistive Device for Young Violinist

Texas Biomedical Engineering Student 3D Prints Assistive Device for Young Violinist

The impact 3D printers seem to have made in so many industries around the world is mind-boggling. And while these high-tech machines are able to build up a variety of materials for different parts and prototypes, true impacts are made by innovators who realize the benefits of creating 3D designs that can be refined in […]

The impact 3D printers seem to have made in so many industries around the world is mind-boggling. And while these high-tech machines are able to build up a variety of materials for different parts and prototypes, true impacts are made by innovators who realize the...
Chinese Researchers Validate Effectiveness of Teenager’s 3D Printed Custom Knee Joint Replacement Prosthesis

Chinese Researchers Validate Effectiveness of Teenager’s 3D Printed Custom Knee Joint Replacement Prosthesis

When the cells in a person’s bone divide uncontrollably, a mass of invasive tissue, better known as a tumor, develops. While most bone tumors are benign, malignant forms occur most frequently in adolescent/young adult populations. Osteosarcoma is most often sited in the knee or upper arm, and tumors have a high potential to spread, potentially […]

When the cells in a person’s bone divide uncontrollably, a mass of invasive tissue, better known as a tumor, develops. While most bone tumors are benign, malignant forms occur most frequently in adolescent/young adult populations. Osteosarcoma is most often...
May the 4th Be with You…and 3D Printing

May the 4th Be with You…and 3D Printing

It’s May 4th, which means that the internet is full of Star Wars fans wishing each other “May the 4th be with you!” Before this unofficial holiday ends and we find ourselves having to deal with the Revenge of the 5th, we thought we’d take a look at some of the ways this particular pop culture phenomenon […]

It’s May 4th, which means that the internet is full of Star Wars fans wishing each other “May the 4th be with you!” Before this unofficial holiday ends and we find ourselves having to deal with the Revenge of the 5th, we thought we’d take a...
Million Waves Project Supplies 3D Printed Prosthetics While Keeping Plastic Out of the Oceans

Million Waves Project Supplies 3D Printed Prosthetics While Keeping Plastic Out of the Oceans

An estimated 28 billion pounds of plastic trash is dumped into the oceans every year. Considering how little most plastic actually weighs, that’s an even more staggering number. Another estimate says that by 2050, there will be more plastic in the ocean than fish. It’s easy to feel helpless in the face of such statistics, […]

An estimated 28 billion pounds of plastic trash is dumped into the oceans every year. Considering how little most plastic actually weighs, that’s an even more staggering number. Another estimate says that by 2050, there will be more plastic in the ocean than...
Vietnamese Pilot Receives 3D Printed Bionic Hands

Vietnamese Pilot Receives 3D Printed Bionic Hands

3D printing and electronics go hand in hand, and sometimes include bionic innovation as well. Recently, one of the most inspiring cases we’ve come across involves the story of a veteran who has lost so much in life—as well as experiencing enormous impacts to his health. Dinh Van Duong is a former Vietnamese pilot and […]

3D printing and electronics go hand in hand, and sometimes include bionic innovation as well. Recently, one of the most inspiring cases we’ve come across involves the story of a veteran who has lost so much in life—as well as experiencing enormous impacts to his...
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