Category Archives: charity

UVic project receives $100,000 to deliver 3D printed supports to children

A group of engineers at the University of Victoria (UVic) in Canada has received a $100,000 seed grant for the development of 3D printed back braces and orthoses. The medical devices are to be introduced as part of a non-profit initiative in low-income communities around the globe, helping treat children suffering from birth defects such […]

Making Mass-Produced 3D Printed Prosthetics a Reality in Uganda

University of Toronto professor Matt Ratto and his Critical Making lab are helping an international charity apply recent advances in 3D scanning and 3D printing technology to help Ugandan children receive inexpensive prosthetic limbs quickly.
While many parts of a prosthetic limb can be mass-produced using traditional manufacturing methods, the socket, or the part of the limb that will attach to the amputee’s limb, must be customized for the individual.…

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