Use of 3D printers to make prostheses becomes more widespread

05/8/2013 | VentureBeat

The use of 3D printing technology to fabricate prostheses is growing. A South African man who used a MakerBot 3D printer to create a prosthetic hand has uploaded his design to MakerBot's online file repository, where anyone can download it to make their own device. Last year, a hospital in Delaware used 3D printer technology to develop an exoskeleton for a 2-year-old who was born without the use of her hands.

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