Mars Ice House: a prize-winning design for the 3D Printed Habitat Challenge for Mars.

10 Surprising Ways 3D Printing Is Being Used Now

10 Surprising Ways 3D Printing Is Being Used Now

Mars Ice House: a prize-winning design for the 3D Printed Habitat Challenge for Mars.

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1. A new generation of prosthetics
“Turning disabilities into superpowers” is the defining vision of UK-based Open Bionics. Their mission is to create “affordable, assistive devices that enhance the human body.”

Their first product was the Hero Arm, which they describe as “the world’s first medically certified 3D-printed bionic arm, with multi-grip functionality and empowering aesthetics.” It is “a lightweight and affordable myoelectric prosthesis.”

The company now offers a selection of themed covers for the Hero Arm, including Star Wars BB-8, Marvel Iron Man, Disney Frozen and Deus Ex. They are “custom-made using innovative 3D-printing and 3D-scanning techniques.”

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