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Armed with 3-D Printers, Amateurs Challenge the Medtech Paradigm: Hand Without a Hook


Posted in Printing Services by Jamie Hartford on August 22, 2014

 

Jordan Nickerson, who was born without a left hand, was turned off by the mechanical, hook-style hand prostheses that were available when he was a kid, so the Portland Community College computer science student 3-D printed a better version using equipment at the school’s MakerSpace interdisciplinary innovation studio. His materials included two types of plastic, carbon fiber, and even a mouse pad.

  

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Meet suppliers of 3-D printing equipment at the MD&M Minneapolis exposition, October 29 & 30, 2014.

 


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