Two-year-old Emma was born with a rare disease called arthrogryposis that makes it so she can’t raise her arms without assistance. Through the use of 3D printing, a Delaware hospital created a mobile plastic exoskeleton that now allows Emma to use her arms for many things.
3D printing ensures that a new exoskeleton can be created if Emma breaks or outgrows it. Emma is now on her second 3D-printed jacket and calls the device her “magic arms.”
The video was created by 3D printing business Stratasys, which recently merged with Objet in a $1.4 billion deal. A Stratasys 3D printer was used to create Emma’s jacket.
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The Objet30 Pro is a 3D printer that combines the accuracy and versatility of a high-end rapid prototyping machine with the small footprint of a regular desktop printer. The Objet30 Pro provides a number of unique capabilities in one machine: the industry’s highest level print resolution and 7 different 3D printing materials.
In fact, the Objet30 Pro is the world’s only desktop 3D printer capable of printing in clear transparent material, high-temperature resistant material and polypropylene-like material.
Combine these with Objet’s obsession with reliability and ease of use and you get a world-class 3D printer for every prototyping capability that you could need, in-house.
1. Windscreen, Headlamps & Base – in Objet Transparent Material (Objet VeroClear) for fit and form testing of transparent parts & PMMA simulation
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