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…

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