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Carpenter who lost four fingers in saw accident invents 3D printed hand.

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A South African carpenter who lost four of his fingers in a circular saw accident has invented a prosthetic hand which is made using a 3D printer.

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Henrik Safegaard - Cloneartist's curator insight, August 3, 2013 5:04 AM

They hope the hand will eventually be downloaded from Mr Van As’ website so people anywhere in the world can make it with the use of 3D printing.

Mr Van As lost the fingers on his right hand in 2011 but was determined to continue his work as a carpenter.

He said: ‘I had two problems. One, finding something that's functional for a tradesman for instance, and second, finding something that was within the reach of normal people - prosthetic limbs are ridiculously expensive.’



Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2383449/Carpenter-lost-fingers-saw-accident-invents-3D-printed-hand-costs-just-65-transformed-lives-100-children.html#ixzz2atYUlW6g ;
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How 3D printing will rebuild reality - Boing Boing

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A 3D model of a complex anaplastology case, created in collaboration with the anaplastologist Jan De Cubber, is seen at the Belgian company Materialise.

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La impresión 3D esta cambiando completamente las formas de diseñar y fabricar componentes. ya no solamente hablamos de componentes impresos en plástico, sino a base de metáles, cerámicos e incluso de materiales organicos (tejidos y capas celulares). Esto es apenas el comienzo de un cambio enorme de paradigma  y... al alcance de la mano.

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Henrik Safegaard - Cloneartist's curator insight, June 11, 2013 6:34 AM

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Maquete Eletrônica's curator insight, June 11, 2013 8:15 AM

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"Um modelo 3D de um caso anaplastology complexo, criado em colaboração com o anaplastologist Jan De Cubber, é visto na companhia belga Materialise. Impressão 3D já mudou o jogo para a fabricação de produtos especializados, tais como dispositivos médicos. REUTERS / Yves Herman"