Kansas teen uses 3-D printer to make hand for boy

by Larry Emmott on February 13, 2014

in Future Tech

Using a 3-D printer at the Johnson County Library, Wilde made a prosthetic hand that opens and closes and can even hold a pencil. Just ask young Matthew how he feels about Wilde.“He’s awesome,” the boy said,

via Kansas teen uses 3-D printer to make hand for boy – KansasCity.com.

3D printing is one of those technologies that has the potential to change everything. Think of it as the ultimate Sci-Fi replicator.

The next step in dentistry will be 3D printing of study models, removable prosthetics and then fixed C&B.

The ultimate will be biologic printing where the printer lays down bio material that actually re-creates a natural tooth or bone segment. It may even be possible to use the patient’s genome to re-create exact duplicates of what he/she had to begin with.

 

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