prosthetics

Non-Profits Make Affordable Prosthetic Liners in Ecuador with 3D Printed Molds

Two non-profits are making prosthetic care more sustainable and accessible in Ecuador. Operation Namaste and the Range of Motion Project (ROMP) partnered to establish in-country fabrication of prosthetic silicone liners…

Operation Namaste Making 3D Printed Molds for Prosthetic Aligners in Nepal

Last January, Certified Prosthetist-Orthotist (CPO) Jeff Erenstone, the Chief Technology Officer of Create O&P, decided to leave the company he co-founded in order to continue advancing and improving clinical and…

Jumbo 3D Manufacturing Partners with MOBILIS Medical for 3D Printing in Healthcare

Last year, diversified business Jumbo Group, which is the UAE’s leading distributor of IT and consumer electronics, launched a new business dedicated to 3D printing called Jumbo 3D Manufacturing. Now,…

DSM & Twikit Collaborate: Designing 3D Printing Solutions for Healthcare, Automotive, Apparel

With offices based around the globe, Royal DSM is behind many innovative projects today meant to make a difference in fostering sustainability—as well as a 3D printing ecosystem wherever possible….

Bionic Arm Advocate Tilly Lockey Speaks at the SingularityU South Africa Summit

Last week Tilly Lockey went on stage at the Kyalami Grand Prix circuit in Johannesburg, South Africa, during the SingularityU South African (SA) Summit, for a one-on-one with Benji Rosman,…

LIMB-Art: Using HP Technology to Create Stylish 3D Printed Prosthetic Leg Covers

UK design and manufacturing company LIMB-Art creates what it calls “cool” prosthetic leg covers using 3D printing. The company, headquartered in North Wales, was founded last year by Mark Williams, a former…

3DPOD Episode 9: 3D Printing Prosthetics, Interview with Scott Summit

On this episode, we interview Scott Summit. Scott is a great guy and also a pioneer in using 3D printing in medicine. Scott is an industrial designer who tells us…

Casting New Light on Killer Applications

If there’s one constant throughout my career in both 2D and 3D printing, it’s that the key to growth lies in the ability to uncover and exploit “killer applications.” Nowadays…

Amin Hasani’s Blue Heart Hero Makes Custom 3D Printed Assistive Devices for Amputees

Amin Hasani is the designer behind the Havenlabs utility band. Havenlabs is a nonprofit that aims to use 3D printing to aid veterans. Designer Amin now wants to take a…

Custom 3D Printed Ocular Prosthetics: Through A Semi Automated Fabrication Process

In a previous post we mentioned the work of a team from the Severance Hospital South Korea on ocular prostheses. Led by Professor Yoon Jin-sook and working together with artificial…

Twikit’s Twikbot Brings Mass Customization Using 3D Printing To Prosthetics and Orthotics

Twikit is a Belgium based startup that makes mass customization software. The firm created parametric software that can be used to, within well-defined parameters, make unique 3D printed products. For…

Interview with Prosthetist and Orthotist Brent Wright of LifeEnabled on 3D Printing Prosthetics

Amidst the hubble and bubble of optimism, money and growth, there are also people doing good things with 3D printing. Open source prosthetics are one of the most exciting areas…

3D Printed Prosthetics To Offer Hope to People in War-Ravaged Countries

Approximately 86,000 Syrians have lost limbs during the last seven years of war in their country, according to the World Health Organization and Handicap International (now known as Humanity &…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…