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3D-printed exoskeleton helps paralyzed skier walk again

3D-printed exoskeleton helps paralyzed skier walk again | 3D manufacturing | Scoop.it
The robotic suit, created by 3D Systems and EksoBionics, allows Amanda Boxtel, who was paralyzed in a skiing accident, to walk for the first time since 1992. Read this article by Daniel Terdiman on CNET News.

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I've always loved the word exoskeleton. While I understand it has a biological beginning, it is one word that conjures up the future for me. Mobile scaffolding for the body. Now throw 3D printing in there....

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3D-printed exoskeleton helps paralyzed skier walk again

3D-printed exoskeleton helps paralyzed skier walk again | 3D manufacturing | Scoop.it
The robotic suit, created by 3D Systems and EksoBionics, allows Amanda Boxtel, who was paralyzed in a skiing accident, to walk for the first time since 1992. Read this article by Daniel Terdiman on CNET News.

Via The Robot Launch Pad
Dean Kimpton's insight:

I've always loved the word exoskeleton. While I understand it has a biological beginning, it is one word that conjures up the future for me. Mobile scaffolding for the body. Now throw 3D printing in there....

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A One-of-a-Kind Kayak Painstakingly Assembled from 28 3D-Printed Blocks - The Atlantic Cities

A One-of-a-Kind Kayak Painstakingly Assembled from 28 3D-Printed Blocks - The Atlantic Cities | 3D manufacturing | Scoop.it
The Atlantic Cities A One-of-a-Kind Kayak Painstakingly Assembled from 28 3D-Printed Blocks The Atlantic Cities It's assembled from 28 separate pieces of ABS plastic, printed using Smith's large-scale, home-made 3D printer and joined together with...
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Most important part was that it was tailored to his weight and height. It came in cheaper too. But was a long process. Still, the more customised angle is one of the 3dPrint strengths. Companies wont need to store stock as much, but print to specifications, customised to customer.

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3D printers create a blueprint for future of sustainable design and production - The Guardian

3D printers create a blueprint for future of sustainable design and production - The Guardian | 3D manufacturing | Scoop.it
The Guardian 3D printers create a blueprint for future of sustainable design and production The Guardian It may well be one of the most revolutionary technological advances that we have seen this century, and we believe the realm of possibility for...
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"When we examine sustainable design and manufacturing, we view 3D printing as bringing a tremendously positive impact. The technology has not yet evolved to replace full manufacturing processes, but in its current nascent form it does cut down on prototyping, waste, and transportation emissions—opening the door for more sustainable business practices across a range of industries."

 

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Printing Food Is Actually a Serious 3-D Application - Motley Fool

Investorplace.com Printing Food Is Actually a Serious 3-D Application Motley Fool By this point, every serious technology investor is already familiar with the concept of 3-D printing -- but have you ever heard of a machine that lets you take a...
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Printing food looks to have a better consumer angle than most of the industrial applications. It has a nice personal aspect to it and is just an extension to the food technology already available. Not quite as disruptive to the manufacturing base, but will allow more productive production in the home, you need to eat everyday but you might not need to print out coffee mugs, screws, jewellery etc as much.

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