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Positive 3D Printing

OBI wheel chair

In a previous blog I discussed negative ways that 3D printing can be used in the world. To counter that blog I’ll discuss the many positive things that can come from 3D printing. Many of these organizations have an open source philosophy, and you can join or contribute your time or 3D printer to their causes. Pet Prosthetic The internet…

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Medical Grade 3D Printing?

FDA not approved

On May 10th the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released a draft report that will lay the groundwork for approving 3D printed medical devices. ‘Technical Considerations for Additive Manufactured Devices: Draft Guidance for Industry and Food and Drug Administration Staff” is a 28 page document that covers the FDA’s current position and possible regulations for future FDA approval for 3D…

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Mão 3D – The project that is changing lifes for the kids in Brazil

e-nable 3d-printing

E-Nable and  3D-Printing Inspired by the sad tale of a South African carpenter who was in dire need of a highly flexible and low-cost alternative to standard prosthetics, the Mão3D (3DHand) program is the leading project in the e-Nable global family of systems, which offers affordable, 3D-printable prosthetics for low-income communities and currently aims to help over a hundred arm…

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