Posts tagged 3D Printer
Two Makers Create 3D Printed Prosthetic Hand For A 5-Year-Old Boy

Liam is a 5-year-old South African boy who was born without fingers on his right hand.  When his mother stumbled upon the work of two prosthetic hobbyists and shared this story, they went on to create a new hand for the boy, using a 3D printer, bits of cable, bungee cord and rubber thimbles. 

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ESA Proposes 3D Printed Moon Bases Made Out Of Lunar Soil

Setting up a lunar base could be made much simpler by using a 3D printer to build it with materials taken from the Moon itself. Industrial partners including renowned architects Foster + Partners have joined with European Space Agency (ESA) to test the feasibility of 3D printing on this scale.

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Giant 3D Printer Can Construct Entire Homes In Less Than 24 Hours

Having raved about 3D printing technologies and marvelled at the practical uses of using the technology in everyday life, we’ve done our best to cover the most interesting and fascinating applications of three-dimensional printing. We’ve seen everything from the strange (3D printed models of foetus’s), to the inspiring (the story of Emma and her “magic arms”). But what if 3D printing could be used for something more? What if the technology could be applied to build entire homes?

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Girl Who Couldn't Move Her Arms Helped By 3D Printed Exoskeleton

At the age of 2, Emma wanted to play with blocks.  But this wasn't possible due to a condition called arthrogryposis, meaning she couldn't lift her arms with her own strength.  Traditional hospital treatment for this was superseded by a 3D printed exoskeleton (she calls them her "magic arms"), which aids her with all her movements.

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MakerBot Resurrects The Cassette Tape With 3D-Printable MP3 Player

Best known to the tech world for its 3D printers, MakerBot is now dead-set to revive an 80s and 90s icon in the shape of the humble cassette tape. In a time before iPods and the iPhone, the Sony Walkman was the portable music player of choice. Now, the company behind the Replicator 3D printer is letting us relive the days of old with a 3D-printable Mixtape MP3 player.

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