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August 04, 2012

3D-printed exoskeleton gives a little girl use of her arms

Venturebeat - A heartwarming new video documents the story of a small child whose life has been radically changed for the better because of 3D printing technology.

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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1. Windscreen, Headlamps & Base – in Objet Transparent Material (Objet VeroClear) for fit and form testing of transparent parts & PMMA simulation

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3. Bodywork – in Objet Rigid Gray Material (Objet VeroGray) ideal for fine detail emphasis and superior dimensional stability

4. Chassis & Wheels – in Objet Rigid Black Material (Objet VeroBlack)

5. Seats – in Objet Rigid Blue Material (Objet VeroBlue) ideal for fine detail emphasis & photography

6. Hubcaps – in Objet Rigid White Material (Objet VeroWhitePlus) for multi-purpose applications

7. Axels & Crankshaft – in Objet Polypropylene-like Material (Objet DurusWhite) for Polypropylene like snap fits applications



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