3d printing for veterans

Cyclist Receives Titanium 3D Printed Spacer and Cleat for Invictus Games

From kayak paddle grips and surf prosthetics to racing wheelchairs and the gloves with which to race them, 3D printing can help fabricate adaptive and assistive devices for athletes. This…

VA Researchers are Using 3D Printing to Create Prototypes of Wearable Artificial Lungs

Exposure to burn pits, sand, diesel exhaust, and chemicals are some of the most commonly cited factors that lead to lung problems for active-duty military. According to the U.S. Department…

VA Puget Sound Initiative: Advancing 3D Printing for Heart Disease

For over one hundred years, treating heart disease meant opening the patient’s chest to access the heart through open-heart surgery. The procedure usually takes between three to six hours and…

Maker and Veteran Tim O’Sullivan Completes Third Life-Size 3D Printed Movie Character Suit

A project that began as an ambitious therapeutic task for military veteran Tim O’Sullivan after he returned home wounded from combat has evolved into something so much greater. In 2016,…

Veterans Affairs Researchers Developing 3D Printed Artificial Lung to Help Treat COPD

We often see 3D printing used to make a difference in the lives of our veterans, whether it’s creating customized prosthetic attachments and covers, helping them get back to work, or…

Commercialization of 3D Printed Amphibious Prosthetic Leg Moving Forward with New Study

Specialized 3D printed prosthetic devices can help people born without a limb, and those who lost one later in life, continue to participate in activities they enjoy, such as playing…

Makers for Heroes Make-a-Thon Uses 3D Printing to Help Veterans Get Their Lives Back

A 33-year-old veteran named Zarita used to love to dance, but since her injury in a car accident on the way to her duty station, she has suffered from dizziness…

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…

Stratasys VA Initiative Update: 3D Printed Orthotic Gives Veteran a Helping Hand

When our veterans return home from fighting for our country, they deserve all of the help we can give them. Top 3D printing solutions company Stratasys has used its innovative…

Students Use 3D Printing to Help Veterans Do What They Love Again

Among the things Richard Tuttle missed the most after he lost the use of his legs was gardening. The veteran was paralyzed after falling 14 feet while deconstructing an old…

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…

Stratasys Provides 3D Printing Job Training and Certification Initiatives to Veterans with Workshops for Warriors

Over the last few years, Stratasys has worked tirelessly to make sure that our nation’s veterans have access to quality 3D printed prosthetics and orthotics. In 2016, the company helped…

Havenlabs’ Open Source 3D Printed Utility Band Offers Simple Functionality for Amputees

From 3D printed walking sticks to prosthetic arms and robotic braces, 3D printing technology has often offered a helping hand to those who need assistive devices. We first heard about…

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…

After Finishing a Full Iron Man Suit, Military Veteran Tim O’Sullivan 3D Prints the War Machine Mark III Suit

3D printing has found a home in the world of superheroes – the technology has been used to make superhero prosthetics, costumes, Legos, and models. One of the more popular choices…

3D VetSquad Initiative Will Train the Nation’s Heroes to Bring 3D Printing into Schools

Digital fabrication tools manufacturer Dremel, originally known for its handheld rotary tools, has gone above and beyond in its initiatives to get STEM-related 3D printing technology into schools. From its Dremel…

Stratasys Equips Five VA Hospitals with 3D Printers, Materials, and Training for Corporate Social Responsibility Program

A year ago, leading 3D printing solutions company Stratasys partnered with Altair Engineering and the University of Michigan Orthotics and Prosthetics Center to form the CYBER team, funded by America Makes….

Workshops for Warriors Announces Johnston Companies Partnership and $100,000 Pledge

The majority of civilians will never know the horrors our fighting men and women face on the battlefield, far away from their loved ones. Once they finally get to come…

Active Duty Navy Service Members Launch GoFundMe Campaign to 3D Print Items for Veterans

Four active duty Navy service members want to make a difference with 3D printing, and they need your help to take it even further. They work to train sailors on 3D…