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3D-Printed Prosthetic Limbs are being Trialed by Médecins Sans Frontières

June 20, 2018

From The Economist:

"3D-printed prosthetic limbs are being trialed by Médecins Sans Frontières in their effort to help people who have lost limbs in the war in Syria. The pioneering technology is far cheaper and faster than conventional methods and could revolutionise treatment of amputees around the world.

"Ahmed was 14 when he lost his arm in a barrel-bomb attack. He is one of thousands of civilians who have lost limbs in the Syrian conflict.

"Médecins Sans Frontières is using 3D printers to make prosthetic limbs. A limb takes 24 hours to make and costs a fifth of a conventional prosthetic."

Essentium's TPU filament was used in the hand component made for Ahmed. We are honored to have played a small part in this project.

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