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…

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