3D Printing Use #5: Human Prosthetics
The father of the year award this year has to go to Paul McCarthy, who used 3D printing to create a prosthetic hand for his son. McCarthy’s son was born without fingers on his left hand.
For the fraction of the cost of traditional prosthetics, McCarthy used 3D printing technology to create a design that was the work of a puppeteer and special effects professional who had already helped others.
The 3D printed hand works great for his son and has fingers that can hold a pencil.
As you can see, with 3D printing, the future is now.