3D Printed Assistive Devices Offer Unique Solutions for Unique People

One of the key advantages that 3D printing offers over traditional manufacturing is that it takes manual skill out of the process of creating something. Using a robotic machine to produce an item gives a wide range of people the chance to manufacture goods, regardless of craftsmanship or even the physical ability to craft such an item in the first place. For instance, Evan reported a story about Raul who, though he couldn’t manually create one with his hands, was able to 3D print a wheelchair ramp for navigating unfriendly sidewalks. More recently, BBC News relayed the story of a program at Hereward College that is teaching students with disabilities to create CAD models to 3D print their own assistive items.
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