Online community connects those in need to people with 3D printers

The implications and possibilities of 3D printers are just now being realized. Prosthetic devices are expensive, and often unavailable to those who need them most. E-Enable is a Google+ group that connects designers and engineers who have 3D printers to those who need prosthetic limbs the most—often children. Anyone can get a prosthetic through E-Enable for about $50. So far E-Enable has catalyzed the creation of more than 800 prosthetics. E-Enable is currently working on expanding and offering prosthetics to people outside the US.

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Online community connects those in need to people with 3D printers

The implications and possibilities of 3D printers are just now being realized. Prosthetic devices are expensive, and often unavailable to those who need them most. E-Enable is a Google+ group that connects designers and engineers who have 3D printers to those who need prosthetic limbs the most—often children. Anyone can get a prosthetic through E-Enable for about $50. So far E-Enable has catalyzed the creation of more than 800 prosthetics. E-Enable is currently working on expanding and offering prosthetics to people outside the US.

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