3D printing – the future of assistive device manufacturing?


Photo: A 3D printer prints a narrow plate; Copyright: Opt Lasers / Unsplash

3D printers have a wide range of possible applications. More and more areas of application are also being discovered and expanded in the assistive technology industry.

The synergy between 3D printing and assistive technology is evident, given that 3D printing excels in mass customization. It checks all the boxes for sustainable production with zero waste.

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 Photo: A 3D printed corset from Create it REAL; Copyright: Create it REAL

Products like this corset from Create it REAL are just one of many examples of the use of 3D printers in the assistive technology industry.

How do people with disabilities benefit?

Photo: A man sits in front of a computer showing the template for a 3D printed product; Copyright: Tom Claes / Unsplash

Before assistive devices are printed using 3D printing, they are designed, tested and adjusted on the computer.

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