10 Surprising Ways 3D Printing Is Being Used Now

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While 3D printing has been around for quite some time, innovative thinkers find new ways to apply it to making the world a better place — even off planet.

1. A new generation of prosthetics

“Turning disabilities into superpowers” is the defining vision of UK-based Open Bionics. Their mission is to create “affordable, assistive devices that enhance the human body.”

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Their first product was  the Hero Arm, which they describe as “the world’s first medically certified 3D-printed bionic arm, with multi-grip functionality and empowering aesthetics.”  It is “a lightweight and affordable myoelectric prosthesis.” 

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