April 2017

New 3D printed prosthetic arms turn heads at Moscow fashion week

2017-04-02T11:12:54+00:00 April 5th, 2017|English, News|

Earlier this month, Moscow’s Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week showcased some spectacular 3D printed prosthetic arms made by designer Nikita Replyanski and Russian prosthesis manufacturer Motorica. The 3D printed prostheses, inspired by robots and butterflies, were made using Autodesk Fusion 360. Fashion weeks, whether they’re being held in the “Big Four” fashion capitals of the world or [...]

March 2017

3D printed orthoses could help out children with cerebral palsy

2017-03-25T11:39:22+00:00 March 25th, 2017|English, News|

The lives of families affected by cerebral palsy could soon be made a little easier with the help of 3D printing technology. After the condition caused the tragic death of their son, a couple have set out to improve the medical care of other young sufferers. They have developed a new way to produce body [...]

Open Bionics wins $1M prize from UAE for 3D printed bionic arms

2017-02-26T20:17:58+00:00 March 3rd, 2017|News|

3D printed prosthetic hand maker Open Bionics has taken home the International UAE Robotics for Good Award, a recognition that includes $1 million in funding. The award, which was presented to the UK-based startup this past Saturday, was given out as part of the UAE AI & Robotics Award for Good competition. The competition, as [...]

December 2016

Nine-year-old girl to receive new ear thanks to 3D scanning and printing tech

2017-07-13T15:43:55+00:00 December 3rd, 2016|English, News|

The Royal Hospital for Sick Children in Edinburgh is using 3D printing technology to make a new ear for nine-year-old Anya Storie. Born with the congenital condition microtia, Anya has always had an underdeveloped right ear which, as a result, has affected her hearing. But thanks to the hospital’s 3D scanning and printing resources, plastic [...]

November 2016

3D printing holds promise for musicians using prosthetics

2016-11-29T10:32:14+00:00 November 29th, 2016|English, News|

The manufacturing engineering technology program at Northern Illinois University (NIU) has joined forces with a young violinist to innovate an exciting development in the fields of music, 3D printing, and prosthetics: a 3D printed prosthetic hand made of lightweight nylon and plastic, which grants the wearer an increased range of motion while playing. Teenager Sarah Valentiner, [...]

Paraguayan company Po aims to make 3D printed prosthetic hands accessible to all

2016-11-24T09:17:24+00:00 November 25th, 2016|English, News|

As we’ve seen through organizations such as Open Bionics and e-NABLE, 3D printing is helping to make upper limb prosthetics, especially for children, more accessible than ever. Through innovative open source designs created by makers all over the globe, people in remote areas or with limited means now have the ability to access their own [...]

Dubai teen wins award for ‘mind-controlled’ 3D printed bionic arm

2016-11-22T09:29:48+00:00 November 23rd, 2016|English, News|

Rishabh Java, a 14-year-old boy from the UAE, has scooped the ‘Best Innovative Project’ prize at the first Gulf 3D Printing Olympiad. Java designed a 3D printed bionic arm that can purportedly be controlled with the mind using an Electroencephalography (EEG) monitor. Organized by 3D printing company Atlab and hosted by the GEMS Wellington Academy [...]

Bioniks wants to give Pakistani children 3D printed superhero prosthetic hands

2016-11-20T08:16:06+00:00 November 21st, 2016|English, News|

Bioniks has produced the first 3D printed prosthetic arm in Pakistan and now it has launched a crowdfunding campaign to take its ‘Real Life Superhero’ concept to the masses. Five-year-old Mir Bayyan received the first 3D printed arm in the country and when it finally arrived, the young Iron Man fan was amazed to see [...]

Open Bionics: 3D printed superhero prostheses make children feel empowered

2016-11-15T09:51:23+00:00 November 16th, 2016|English, News|

British 3D printed prosthetics specialist Open Bionics has explained the thinking behind its open-source, child-friendly “superhero” prostheses. Founder Samantha Payne gave a talk about her company’s 3D printed robotic hands at the WIRED Next Generation event on November 5. There are several companies around the world whose goal is to increase the availability of affordable, DIY [...]

Brazilian cancer patient Receives 3D Printed pacial prosthetic created using smartphone app

2016-11-13T13:23:09+00:00 November 14th, 2016|English, News|

The grief and sorrow that cancer causes around the world on a daily basis is one that most everyone understands, as nearly all of us have been touched by the dreadful disease. While it can affect the human body with so many different forms of pain and suffering, the goal of each patient is usually [...]