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10 Surprising Ways 3D Printing Is Being Used Now

10 Surprising Ways 3D Printing Is Being Used Now

Written by David

May 20, 2019

Mars Ice House: a prize-winning design for the 3D Printed Habitat Challenge for Mars. 1. A new generation of prosthetics “Turning disabilities into superpowers” is the defining vision of UK-based Open Bionics . Their mission is to create “affordable, assistive devices that enhance the human body.” Their first product was the Hero Arm , which they describe as “the world’s first medically certified 3D-printed bionic arm, with multi-grip functionality and empowering aesthetics.” It is “a lightweight and affordable myoelectric prosthesis.” The company now offers a selection of themed covers for the Hero Arm, including Star Wars BB-8, Marvel Iron Man, Disney Frozen and Deus Ex. They are “custom-made using innovative 3D-printing and 3D-scanning techniques.” Dedication to helping children by providing them with 3D printed hands is also the driving passion behind a group of volunteers who formed e-NABLE . Its members now number in the thousands, and they have […]


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