NIH Hosts a Free Online 3D Printable Prosthetics Exchange

It was just a matter of time before things like “Thingiverse” became widespread in medicine and surgery. In a quiet but major development colleagues at NIH have developed an online 3D Print Exchange. Now, you can download a file– like a pdf (or mp3) for a 3D printer if you will– and print it.

We’ve long called for a “napster for medical things“. Thanks to the vision of NIH, that day has come!

 

 

David G. Armstrong

Dedicated to amputation prevention, wound healing, diabetic foot, biotechnology and the intersection between medical devices and consumer electronics.

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