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3D Printing Technology for Patients to Customize Low-cost Prostheses | Creality 3D

April 15, 2020

In the medical field, 3D printing technology is applied to many different types of projects, and 3D printing prosthesis is one of them. Recently, British students used 3D printers to print prosthetics, which are not only cheap to manufacture, but also effective.

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Innovative 3D printing prosthesis


Lorenzo sprafico, a student at the University of Leeds, one of the UK's top universities, launched the 3D printing prosthesis project, which is a very revolutionary activity for all amputees. When they wear 3D printing prosthesis, they can feel something when they touch something. The 3D printing prosthetic is his last course at the University of Leeds in the UK, and he says the project is promising.

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Prosthetics are very important for amputees, but traditional prosthetics are expensive, which makes people flinch. Fortunately, Lorenzo sprafic's use of 3D printers has greatly reduced the price of the prosthesis. Lorenzo sprafic's first prototype was made using FDM technology, using 3D to provide anyone with a reasonably priced and adaptable prosthesis.

Lorenzo sprafic said that we are developing advanced technologies for simulating human motion and flexibility, which are made of 3D printing technology, which means that information about how people touch or grasp objects is transmitted through vibration, and there is tactile response when wearing.

Medical 3D printing: how 3D printing prosthesis improves patients' life

3D printing technology has a great advantage in artificial limb manufacturing. Compared with traditional products, the price of prosthesis made by 3D printing technology has incomparable advantages, and can be customized according to the needs of patients, and can fully adapt to the shape of patients.

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