3D Printing And Prosthetics - Assistive Technology Blog
This is the first of (hopefully) many to come in the future. This is a very basic primer on 3D printing and how it can be used effectively to print efficient and very cheap prosthetic limbs. I have created a “Sway” too that I will be updating on a regular basis to keep the content up to date and meaningful. It is also easier to share the “Sway” with family and friends. It can be accessed here: 3D Printing & Prosthetics If you prefer the regular blog format then read below. What is 3D Printing? In simplest of words, 3D printing involves printing actual objects. It is not manufacturing or creating, simply printing! And why is it called 3D printing? Because it involves a printer that connects to a computer. The basic idea is that if you have designed a product in a CAD software, it can be printed out layer by layer using a 3D printer. There are several types of 3D printers available that use different technologies to print. Some printers use powdered material (Selective Laser Sintering or SLS) while others use plastic or metal wire (Fused Deposition Modeling or FDM) or resin (Stereolithography). Additional Reading: What is [...]