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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...
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...
Techstars Hosting Free ‘Ask Me Anything’ Webinar About Upcoming Additive Manufacturing Accelerator

Techstars Hosting Free ‘Ask Me Anything’ Webinar About Upcoming Additive Manufacturing Accelerator

If you’re a member of an innovative startup with a unique product or business idea, it’s pretty likely that you’ve heard of the Techstars accelerator. The company’s mission is to help entrepreneurs succeed in a world where the overall percentage is far greater for failed startups than it is for successful ones. In the 3D printing […]

If you’re a member of an innovative startup with a unique product or business idea, it’s pretty likely that you’ve heard of the Techstars accelerator. The company’s mission is to help entrepreneurs succeed in a world where the overall...
3D Printing News Briefs: December 22, 2017

3D Printing News Briefs: December 22, 2017

It’s 3D printing business as usual here on this week’s second edition of 3D Printing News Briefs, with news of agreements, expansions, medical innovations, and 3D printing materials. The European Investment Bank has signed a finance agreement with Materialise, and Titomic enters a collaborative 3D printing agreement, while both 3DZ and Arcam EBM expand into […]

It’s 3D printing business as usual here on this week’s second edition of 3D Printing News Briefs, with news of agreements, expansions, medical innovations, and 3D printing materials. The European Investment Bank has signed a finance agreement with...
3D Technology Provides Musician with Skywalker Hand

3D Technology Provides Musician with Skywalker Hand

Spoiler alert: Luke Skywalker loses his right hand during a duel with Darth Vader (who is also his father, which, in case you’ve lived under a rock, might also be a spoiler). Skywalker’s hand is later replaced by an amazing cybernetic hand, built to perform with incredible agility and looking exactly as his original hand […]

Spoiler alert: Luke Skywalker loses his right hand during a duel with Darth Vader (who is also his father, which, in case you’ve lived under a rock, might also be a spoiler). Skywalker’s hand is later replaced by an amazing cybernetic hand, built to...
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 News Briefs: March 31, 2017

3D Printing News Briefs: March 31, 2017

Happy Friday! In today’s edition of 3D Printing News Briefs, we’re starting with business in the front and medical 3D printing in the back, with the Women Startup Challenge Europe and post-processing in the middle. 3DS added two new members to its Board of Directors, while Sigma Labs entered into a new commercial agreement with […]

Happy Friday! In today’s edition of 3D Printing News Briefs, we’re starting with business in the front and medical 3D printing in the back, with the Women Startup Challenge Europe and post-processing in the middle. 3DS added two new members to its Board of...
Open Bionics Takes First Place with 3D Printed Prosthetic Hands, Winning $1 Million in UAE AI & Robotics Award for Good

Open Bionics Takes First Place with 3D Printed Prosthetic Hands, Winning $1 Million in UAE AI & Robotics Award for Good

UK-based startup Open Bionics, which relies on robotic sensors and 3D printing to make its lightweight prosthetic hands, has certainly come pretty far since launching its Kickstarter campaign in 2013 and fitting its first device, which won Best Product Innovation at CES 2015. Open Bionics, which began a partnership with the National Health Service in December to integrate […]

UK-based startup Open Bionics, which relies on robotic sensors and 3D printing to make its lightweight prosthetic hands, has certainly come pretty far since launching its Kickstarter campaign in 2013 and fitting its first device, which won Best Product Innovation at...
Open Bionics Signs Partnership Agreement with National Health Service to Integrate 3D Printed Bionics into Healthcare System

Open Bionics Signs Partnership Agreement with National Health Service to Integrate 3D Printed Bionics into Healthcare System

The United Kingdom’s Open Bionics has come a long way in a short time. It’s been less than two years since the startup, which creates 3D printed, low-cost bionic hands and arms for amputees, fitted their first device to a patient in need, and now the company has just signed a partnership with the National Health Service […]

The United Kingdom’s Open Bionics has come a long way in a short time. It’s been less than two years since the startup, which creates 3D printed, low-cost bionic hands and arms for amputees, fitted their first device to a patient in need, and now the...
Resilient Young Girl Tests Open Bionics’ 3D Printed Superhero Prosthetic Hands

Resilient Young Girl Tests Open Bionics’ 3D Printed Superhero Prosthetic Hands

If you don’t fall in love with 11-year-old Tilly Lockey, then you truly have a heart made of stone. This plucky youngster has dedicated a great deal of her time to traveling the world and raising awareness of the complications associated with meningitis. She is dedicated to this cause because the disease is the reason […]

If you don’t fall in love with 11-year-old Tilly Lockey, then you truly have a heart made of stone. This plucky youngster has dedicated a great deal of her time to traveling the world and raising awareness of the complications associated with meningitis. She is...
Open Bionics and Eidos-Montréal are Designing Functional 3D Printable Arm Prosthetics Based on the Deus Ex Universe

Open Bionics and Eidos-Montréal are Designing Functional 3D Printable Arm Prosthetics Based on the Deus Ex Universe

It looks like the least expected, and most welcome, new trend in video games is helping to design prosthetic arms to coincide with the release of games featuring upper-limb amputees. A few weeks ago Japanese video game publisher Konami helped a 26 year old amputee get a new bionic arm styled after Punished Snake, the […]

It looks like the least expected, and most welcome, new trend in video games is helping to design prosthetic arms to coincide with the release of games featuring upper-limb amputees. A few weeks ago Japanese video game publisher Konami helped a 26 year old amputee get...
London’s ‘Metal Gear Man’: Video Game-Inspired 3D Printed Bionic Arm Includes a Phone Charger, Laser Light and Even an RC Drone

London’s ‘Metal Gear Man’: Video Game-Inspired 3D Printed Bionic Arm Includes a Phone Charger, Laser Light and Even an RC Drone

Four years ago London resident James Young fell under a commuter train during a freak accident that changed his life forever. The accident left Young, then 22 years old, without a left arm or a left leg below the knee, and required more than twelve surgeries to rebuild his body and face. He has been […]

Four years ago London resident James Young fell under a commuter train during a freak accident that changed his life forever. The accident left Young, then 22 years old, without a left arm or a left leg below the knee, and required more than twelve surgeries to...
Build Something That Matters: The 2016 Hackaday Prize is Here

Build Something That Matters: The 2016 Hackaday Prize is Here

Now in its third year, the 2016 Hackaday Prize is back and bigger than ever before. The goal, as always, is to use your skills with hardware, programming, design, fabrication and science to design and build something that will lead to social change and make other people’s lives better. Hackaday wants users to use their […]

Now in its third year, the 2016 Hackaday Prize is back and bigger than ever before. The goal, as always, is to use your skills with hardware, programming, design, fabrication and science to design and build something that will lead to social change and make other...
Design a Star Wars Themed e-NABLE Prosthetic Arm and Win an Ultimaker 2+

Design a Star Wars Themed e-NABLE Prosthetic Arm and Win an Ultimaker 2+

Over the years e-NABLE has created thousands of 3D printed prosthetic arms for children and adults all over the world. While many of the lucky recipients of e-NABLE devices have some say over the design of their hand, most of the limbs created are the standard designs that have been 3D printed in whatever color […]

Over the years e-NABLE has created thousands of 3D printed prosthetic arms for children and adults all over the world. While many of the lucky recipients of e-NABLE devices have some say over the design of their hand, most of the limbs created are the standard designs...
Three Year Old Gets His Own Iron Man e-NABLE Prosthetic Hand

Three Year Old Gets His Own Iron Man e-NABLE Prosthetic Hand

While superheros are often dismissed as adolescent power fantasies or childish wastes of time, for many of us who grew up reading comic books we knew that they were so much more. A superhero was someone who put their life on the line to help other people, often with little to no recognition of their heroism. […]

While superheros are often dismissed as adolescent power fantasies or childish wastes of time, for many of us who grew up reading comic books we knew that they were so much more. A superhero was someone who put their life on the line to help other people, often with...
3D Printed Bionic Arm Takes Center Stage at the Star Wars: The Force Awakens Fashion Show

3D Printed Bionic Arm Takes Center Stage at the Star Wars: The Force Awakens Fashion Show

From the communicators from Star Trek evolving into modern flip phones to the robotics and bionic limbs that were regularly used in the Star Wars films, science fiction has always been fertile ground for modern inventors and scientists looking to bring a little of the future into modern times. While Star Wars wasn’t the first […]

From the communicators from Star Trek evolving into modern flip phones to the robotics and bionic limbs that were regularly used in the Star Wars films, science fiction has always been fertile ground for modern inventors and scientists looking to bring a little of the...
Disney, Marvel and Star Wars Themed 3D Printed Bionic Hands are Here

Disney, Marvel and Star Wars Themed 3D Printed Bionic Hands are Here

Open Bionics is teaming up with Disney to offer three new 3D printed bionic arms for young amputees. The arms are the first officially developed bionic hands developed by Open Bionics since they were chosen as part of the 2015 Disney Accelerator Program. Obviously that connection explains the characters chosen for the first wave of […]

Open Bionics is teaming up with Disney to offer three new 3D printed bionic arms for young amputees. The arms are the first officially developed bionic hands developed by Open Bionics since they were chosen as part of the 2015 Disney Accelerator Program. Obviously...
Open Bionics Wins the UK James Dyson Award for 3D Printed Myoelectric Hand

Open Bionics Wins the UK James Dyson Award for 3D Printed Myoelectric Hand

Back at CES 2015, a young man by the named of Joel Gibbard made headlines with his company Open Bionics and a 3D printed prosthetic hand that he had created. Unlike most of the 3D printed prosthetics that we see today, Open Bionics is quite different. Instead of relying on an analogue system of motion like […]

Back at CES 2015, a young man by the named of Joel Gibbard made headlines with his company Open Bionics and a 3D printed prosthetic hand that he had created. Unlike most of the 3D printed prosthetics that we see today, Open Bionics is quite different. Instead of...
Two 3D Printing Companies Among Those Selected for Disney Accelerator Program

Two 3D Printing Companies Among Those Selected for Disney Accelerator Program

To say that Disney adores technology would be an understatement. In addition to regularly incorporating every new gadget, technique, process, and possibility provided through technology into their creations, they also sponsor the Disney Accelerator as a way to provide immersive mentorship for technology enabled startups. This year, the second Disney Accelerator program selected ten startups to […]

To say that Disney adores technology would be an understatement. In addition to regularly incorporating every new gadget, technique, process, and possibility provided through technology into their creations, they also sponsor the Disney Accelerator as a way to provide...
Open Bionics Continues to Evolve with Biomimetic 3D Printed Robotic Hand, Up for Two Tech4Good Awards

Open Bionics Continues to Evolve with Biomimetic 3D Printed Robotic Hand, Up for Two Tech4Good Awards

As has been the case for decades now, bionics for many of us still connote futuristic superhero magic on par with iconic 70s characters Steve Austin and Jaime Sommers. Offering mechanics that work in place of normal biological working parts, the ‘magic’ of bionics can offer a new lease on life for individuals, where once […]

As has been the case for decades now, bionics for many of us still connote futuristic superhero magic on par with iconic 70s characters Steve Austin and Jaime Sommers. Offering mechanics that work in place of normal biological working parts, the ‘magic’ of bionics can...
3D Printing: The Stories We Didn’t Cover This Week — May 16, 2015

3D Printing: The Stories We Didn’t Cover This Week — May 16, 2015

This week’s stories we didn’t cover include several about filament, the stuff that printed things are made of. Lenovo has announced a $3 million investment in Polymaker for filament development, an Amsterdam-based outfit — Space Junk 3D — has created a material that looks like marble, and Laywood just got more flexible with the rolling out […]

This week’s stories we didn’t cover include several about filament, the stuff that printed things are made of. Lenovo has announced a $3 million investment in Polymaker for filament development, an Amsterdam-based outfit — Space Junk 3D — has...
Actress Grace Mandeville Dons 3D Printed, Fiber Optic, Swarovski Crystal-laden Prosthetic Arm

Actress Grace Mandeville Dons 3D Printed, Fiber Optic, Swarovski Crystal-laden Prosthetic Arm

3D printed prosthetic hands and arms have received quite a lot of media attention over the past year or so. These custom fabricated devices can be created for a fraction of the cost that typical prostheses usually sell for, and they are can be created on a one-to-one basis, completely custom to their wearer. One […]

3D printed prosthetic hands and arms have received quite a lot of media attention over the past year or so. These custom fabricated devices can be created for a fraction of the cost that typical prostheses usually sell for, and they are can be created on a one-to-one...
Open Bionics’ 3D Printed Robotic Hand is “World’s Most Advanced” and Ready to High-Five

Open Bionics’ 3D Printed Robotic Hand is “World’s Most Advanced” and Ready to High-Five

“Shaking Daniel’s hand was incredible. It didn’t even feel like a robot hand, the way it gripped me, it felt just like Dan was shaking my hand,” said Jonny Melville after shaking his younger brother’s hand for the very first time. Shaking hands may seem like something only politicians look forward to, but for those experiencing […]

“Shaking Daniel’s hand was incredible. It didn’t even feel like a robot hand, the way it gripped me, it felt just like Dan was shaking my hand,” said Jonny Melville after shaking his younger brother’s hand for the very first time. Shaking...
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