Relationship between 3D printing and Prosthetics

3D printers are becoming the answer to our needs in the manufacturing world and production of products. As mentioned in an earlier post 3D printers are capable of producing so much but something that is really growing in the 3d printing world is using this technology for the production of prosthetics. This technology is allowing people to achieve more things, even things that other prosthetics haven’t allowed them to.

This youtube clip is a story about a man who has a $42000 hand and gets given a $50 3D printed hand to try out. He discovers that the 3D printed hand actually gives him better grip and movement. Allowing him to do an even bigger range of tasks. The 3D printed hand may not last him as long as his $42000 hand but at only $50 it definitely is more affordable for him to keep replacing it.

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