June 2015

3D printed knee replacement surgery enables 85-year-old woman to walk again

2015-06-13T12:39:31+00:00 June 14th, 2015|News|

For the past five years, Irene Griffiths has not been able to walk unaided. It’s something that faces many people as they age: her spirit simply outpaced her knees. When she lost her husband of 53 years, she decided it was time to address the problem she had been having with both of her knees. [...]

China, 3D printed hand as Children’s Day gift for a boy

2015-06-13T12:58:15+00:00 June 14th, 2015|News|

Among all of the 3D printing-related ‘feel-good’ stories we’ve been hearing about over the past few years, few are as heartwarming as those that involve the design and fabrication of 3D printed prosthetic hands for young children.  While traditional prosthetic limbs can cost tens of thousands of dollars and need to be replaced as a [...]

May 2015

Colombia’s Cocreat3D unveils their stylish prosthetic arm

2016-10-19T10:07:17+00:00 May 28th, 2015|News|

While working 3D printed hands and mechanical limb replacements have been getting a lot of attention lately, in reality they aren’t really for everyone or for every situation. Motorized prostheses are extremely expensive, require regular maintenance, and are considered by some people who do not have upper body limbs to be more trouble than they [...]

Students use 3D printing to create custom flexible resin skins for prosthetics

2015-05-14T18:58:12+00:00 May 18th, 2015|News|

It’s no secret that among the many possibilities that additive manufacturing offers is the ability to produce low cost and customized 3D printed prosthetics - oftentimes with futuristic aesthetics that would otherwise be impossible to produce using traditional manufacturing techniques. Whether the prosthetics are for our four-legged friends, war veterans or children who were born [...]