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Gamer born without a hand gets Metal Gear Solid Venom Snake bionic arm

UK-based gamer Daniel Melville was born without a hand, and thanks to video game publisher Konami and Open Bionics , he now has a super cool new bionic arm based on Venom Snake's design from Metal Gear Solid .  . "This is unbelievable. It's everything I've ever wanted...

What Is Medical 3D Printing—and How Is it Regulated?

Advances in 3D printing, also called additive manufacturing, are capturing attention in the health care field because of their potential to improve treatment for certain medical conditions.  . A radiologist, for instance, might create an exact replica of a patient’s...

3D Printed Self-Healing Polymers for More Realistic Prosthetics

Researchers have developed a new family of self-healing polymers they believe can help in the production of more realistic, human-like prosthetics.  . A team at Texas A&M University, working with the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command Army Research...

Selecting a Debinding Fluid for 3D Printed Components

The most common use of metal 3D Printing is to make simple manufacturing support items like jigs, fixtures, and other machine tooling. But it is also used for small-volume runs of very complex parts and intricate surgical instruments.  . Metal 3D printing, a subset of...

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