Impact of 3D Printed Prosthetics on Human Life

3D printing technology can be used for both good and bad. While the media and certain sections of society are scared about the inadvertent use of technology for the production of guns, you should forget the positive aspects of the emerging technology. Recently, a small air passage part was printed by doctors (in emergency situations) and the same has been implanted to save a baby who is suffering to breath in a normal way. Hence, the 3D technology can be used both for constructive and destructive purposes. It is not the technology to be blamed but the mindset that should be addressed to use the 3D technology in the right ways.


Overcoming challenges

The 3D printing technology is poised to change the way we live on earth. In fact, it is going to change the things that are accomplished in the outer space as well. NASA is very ambitious to send a 3D Printer along-with the space flight in 2014 by which 30% of the parts and tools that are used in the space mission can be printed in the outer space. It will be a great achievement for scientists and astronauts. If everything goes well, it is not difficult to send human beings to other planets so that life can be enhanced to greater extents.


Advantages of 3D printing

  • Easy to collaborate with others
  • Distance between team members is eliminated
  • Can be accomplished at a fast pace
  • Can be produced at less price
  • Higher flexibility


Robohand is the project that is initiated by a mechanical engineer and an amateur who lost his hand accidentally and there was no help from the doctors. The amateur has approached the mechanical engineer who is working on 3D projects and they were able to produce a working robohand. In fact most of the parts are available in the market. The other parts are printed through 3D printers and arrangements are made for maneuvers.


Success of Robohand

The 3D printing technologies have become a great help for many children who were not able to use their hands because of medical reasons. The defect is overcome on such patients by printing the required parts using a 3D printer. In fact, all the files can be readily downloaded through online. It is a great service to the society. The technology has brought smiles to children and their parents when the kids were able to do things quite normally when they could not do earlier.


The future

Hence, it is proven that 3D technology is going to establish and further enhance the lives of millions of people around the world. It has its influence in all kinds of branches of science. The art will be affected and it can be taken to new heights. As the sky is the limit for the imaginations, there is no limit for the progress and application of 3D printing technologies. Whether you believe it not, you will be part and parcel of this challenging and sweeping technology when you are living in the 21st century.



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