3D printing turned a teen into a cyborg
We've written a lot about 3D Printing on ManufactureThis, partly because it's still a fairly new technology, so it's interesting and constantly changing, and partly because it truly is the future of manufacturing, whether we're ready for it or not.
To this latter point, the video below caught the collective eye of the Alliance for American Manufacturing (AAM). In under three minutes, CBS Evening News illustrates some of the amazing potential for this technology: a father is able to print a prosthetic device for his son, whose hand never fully grew. We might add, he printed the prosthetic on a Makerbot 3D printer...which are also Made in the U.S.A.
Still not clear on how 3D printing works? Here's a refresher.
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