3d printed prosthetics

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...
3D Scanning and 3D Printing Allow for Production of Lifelike Facial Prosthetics

3D Scanning and 3D Printing Allow for Production of Lifelike Facial Prosthetics

Losing any part of the body is traumatic, but there is perhaps nothing more traumatic than losing or damaging part of the face. The face is the first thing everyone sees, and it is what expresses our feelings, our personalities, our very selves. It used to be that there was nothing much that could be […]

Losing any part of the body is traumatic, but there is perhaps nothing more traumatic than losing or damaging part of the face. The face is the first thing everyone sees, and it is what expresses our feelings, our personalities, our very selves. It used to be that...
BASF and Essentium Deliver Super-Strong 3D Printed Prosthetic Socket

BASF and Essentium Deliver Super-Strong 3D Printed Prosthetic Socket

The partnership between BASF and Essentium Materials has already yielded some brand new 3D printing materials, and now the two companies are turning their attention toward something even more important: prosthetics. Under Essentium’s subsidiary brand TriFusion Devices, which has been focused on creating accessible prosthetics, the companies are releasing what they are calling the strongest thermoplastic […]

The partnership between BASF and Essentium Materials has already yielded some brand new 3D printing materials, and now the two companies are turning their attention toward something even more important: prosthetics. Under Essentium’s subsidiary brand TriFusion...
3D Printing for Prosthetics and Social Impact: Going In-Depth with Stratasys and the VA

3D Printing for Prosthetics and Social Impact: Going In-Depth with Stratasys and the VA

With great power comes great responsibility; Peter Parker has internalized this concept in his crime-fighting ethos — and in the 3D printing industry, Stratasys is embracing this value of market leadership through its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) program. Led by Arita Mattsoff, Vice President of CSR at Stratasys, the initiative is focusing on giving back to […]

With great power comes great responsibility; Peter Parker has internalized this concept in his crime-fighting ethos — and in the 3D printing industry, Stratasys is embracing this value of market leadership through its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)...
3D Printing News Briefs: April 10, 2018

3D Printing News Briefs: April 10, 2018

We’re sharing news about awards and new products in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs. DWS Systems has won the Red Dot design award for its DFAB 3D printer, while the INDUSTRIEPREIS 2018 named the AM-MODULE NEXT GEN laser deflection unit by RAYLASE the Best of Production Technology winner. Verashape has a new 3D printer, Stratasys […]

We’re sharing news about awards and new products in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs. DWS Systems has won the Red Dot design award for its DFAB 3D printer, while the INDUSTRIEPREIS 2018 named the AM-MODULE NEXT GEN laser deflection unit by RAYLASE the Best...
Open Bionics Introduces the Hero Arm: First-Ever Medically Approved 3D Printed Bionic Arm Available Soon

Open Bionics Introduces the Hero Arm: First-Ever Medically Approved 3D Printed Bionic Arm Available Soon

There are few organizations more exciting and inspiring than Open Bionics. The UK company has been working on the creation of 3D printed bionic prosthetic arms since 2014 – and they’re not just any 3D printed bionic prosthetic arms, they’re based on superheroes and other sci-fi characters, and have been tried out by children who […]

There are few organizations more exciting and inspiring than Open Bionics. The UK company has been working on the creation of 3D printed bionic prosthetic arms since 2014 – and they’re not just any 3D printed bionic prosthetic arms, they’re based on...
Peacock Receives 3D Printed Prosthetic Foot From Generous Reddit User

Peacock Receives 3D Printed Prosthetic Foot From Generous Reddit User

One of the best aspects of 3D printing is its ability to help animals all around the world. From prosthetics to walking aids, it’s proven to be an affordable and versatile solution for a wide range of pet owners. In a video posted on YouTube, a Wyoming man named Mike described how his family’s pet […]

One of the best aspects of 3D printing is its ability to help animals all around the world. From prosthetics to walking aids, it’s proven to be an affordable and versatile solution for a wide range of pet owners. In a video posted on YouTube, a Wyoming man named...
3D Printing News Briefs: March 27, 2018

3D Printing News Briefs: March 27, 2018

We’ve got plenty of business news to share with you in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, followed by some interesting research efforts. Sciaky and Sigma Labs are both announcing new agreements, while LPW Technology is working with Global Advanced Metals regarding 3D printed tantalum and Matsuura Machinery has become an authorized MJF reseller for HP. […]

We’ve got plenty of business news to share with you in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, followed by some interesting research efforts. Sciaky and Sigma Labs are both announcing new agreements, while LPW Technology is working with Global Advanced Metals...
Venus with Arms: Outfitting Statues with 3D Printed Prosthetics to Raise Awareness

Venus with Arms: Outfitting Statues with 3D Printed Prosthetics to Raise Awareness

Aphrodite of Milos, better known as the Venus de Milo, is one of the most well-known sculptures in the world. Depicting a woman, thought to be the goddess Aphrodite or Venus, the statue was carved in Greece sometime between 130 and 100 B.C. That’s a long time for a work of art to survive, although […]

Aphrodite of Milos, better known as the Venus de Milo, is one of the most well-known sculptures in the world. Depicting a woman, thought to be the goddess Aphrodite or Venus, the statue was carved in Greece sometime between 130 and 100 B.C. That’s a long time...
3D Printing News Briefs: February 27, 2018

3D Printing News Briefs: February 27, 2018

We’re taking care of business first today in 3D Printing News Briefs, then moving on to education and a virtual 5k to support a worldwide 3D printed prosthetics volunteer network. Hyperlocal on-demand services marketplace Jugnoo has launched an online 3D printing store in India, and CalRAM has been acquired by Carpenter Technology. For the second […]

We’re taking care of business first today in 3D Printing News Briefs, then moving on to education and a virtual 5k to support a worldwide 3D printed prosthetics volunteer network. Hyperlocal on-demand services marketplace Jugnoo has launched an online 3D...
Missouri Teen 3D Prints Prosthetic Arm for His Dad

Missouri Teen 3D Prints Prosthetic Arm for His Dad

When Robert Frei’s dad returned from his tour of duty as a Marine in Iraq, he wasn’t the same. Specifically, he was missing the lower part of his right arm that had been injured in a rocket propelled grenade (RPG) attack in 2003. The loss of this limb had an impact both on his father’s […]

When Robert Frei’s dad returned from his tour of duty as a Marine in Iraq, he wasn’t the same. Specifically, he was missing the lower part of his right arm that had been injured in a rocket propelled grenade (RPG) attack in 2003. The loss of this limb had...
e-NABLE and 3D Printing Featured Among Prosthetic Case Studies in Bespoke Bodies Gallery Exhibit

e-NABLE and 3D Printing Featured Among Prosthetic Case Studies in Bespoke Bodies Gallery Exhibit

While Game of Thrones’ Jamie Lannister may wear a prosthetic hand made of solid gold, most prostheses are made from far more common materials, but not all are any more practical. Instead, the history of prosthetics has seen uneven development over a long period of time of replacements for body parts lost or never had – […]

While Game of Thrones’ Jamie Lannister may wear a prosthetic hand made of solid gold, most prostheses are made from far more common materials, but not all are any more practical. Instead, the history of prosthetics has seen uneven development over a long period...
University's 3D Printing Club Creates a 3D Printed Foot for a Local Dog

University's 3D Printing Club Creates a 3D Printed Foot for a Local Dog

Tucker is a beautiful five-year-old Australian shepherd who has a lot of energy and loves people – a typical dog, in other words. One thing sets him apart from most of his puppy peers, however – he was born missing several bones in his back right foot. Kendra Earl Warlow, who adopted Tucker when he […]

Tucker is a beautiful five-year-old Australian shepherd who has a lot of energy and loves people – a typical dog, in other words. One thing sets him apart from most of his puppy peers, however – he was born missing several bones in his back right foot....
GCU Students Trying Not to 3D Print Prosthetics for Amputees in Rwanda

GCU Students Trying Not to 3D Print Prosthetics for Amputees in Rwanda

It sounds cruel, but actually it’s one of the best things this group of young researchers can be doing. The use of 3D printers to make prosthetics is widely known, from large-scale projects such as e-NABLE to the efforts by one friend to help another. As a result, when students in the Grand Canyon University […]

It sounds cruel, but actually it’s one of the best things this group of young researchers can be doing. The use of 3D printers to make prosthetics is widely known, from large-scale projects such as e-NABLE to the efforts by one friend to help another. As a...
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