Startup Digest

3D Printing

March 04, 2016

One of the coolest things about 3D Printing is its ability to have a positive impact on the community.

That's what this week's digest is all about. 

Giving a second chance at mobility (at an unbelievably low cost) for humans and animals alike.

If you can imagine it. You can make it -- even when it comes to (traditionally) super expensive prosthetic limbs.

Check out the links below.

Until next time my friends!

Questions? Comments? Hit reply and let me know :)

P.S: I'll be at Maker Faire on May 20-22 in San Mateo. Hope to see you there!

3D Printing Startup Digest is curated by:

Dilanka - Growth @ AstroPrint

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Crowd sourced 3D Printed Hands & Arms

ENABLE - e-NABLE the Future

The e-NABLE Community is an amazing group of individuals from all over the world who are using their 3D printers to create free 3D printed hands and arms for those in need of an upper limb assistive device.

Dudley the duck gets a 3D Printed foot

Mark Prigg - Daily Mail

Dudley the duckling takes his first steps on a 3D printed leg - after losing his own in a fight with a chicken.

Owner prints 3D wheelchair for cat injured in fall from sixth-floor balcony

Kim Arlington - Sydney Morning Herald

He was lucky to survive with nothing more than six broken bones in his back feet. Thinking about how to keep his injured feet immobilised while he recovered, Mozart's owners Martin and Elodie Orliac hit on an innovative solution - a 3D-printed cat wheelchair.

7-year-old gets new grip on life from 3D printer

CBS - CBS News

A North Carolina college student has created a prosthetic hand for kids that costs a lot less than regular models. The invention that was made using a 3D printer and has dramatically improved life for one little boy, reports CBS News correspondent Anna Werner.

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