Due to the reduced cost of and extreme customization offered by 3D printing, additively manufactured artificial limbs stand to revolutionize the prosthetic industry completely. In April, we covered the story of Natasha Hope-Simpson, a woman who exemplifies the possibilities of this revolution. Today, 3D printing industry leader 3D Systems has elaborated on her story, complete with a compelling video of Natasha’s journey to design her own 3D printed leg, with the help of a big team of very helpful designers and engineers.
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A Leg that Fits: Making Natasha’s 3D-Printed Prosthetic in Two Weeks
When Natasha Hope-Simpson lost her leg, her life came to a stop. But she built new momentum through design, as she created a beautiful, custom 3D-printable prosthetic leg that reflected her character in ways that a stock prosthetic never could. See how she and a team of 3D experts went from design to prototype in only two weeks.
(Quelle: Youtube / 3D Systems)