3D Printed Prosthetic Limbs Help Ukrainians Live Normal Lives or Rejoin the Fight


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(3D Natives) Amidst the daily brutality of life in wartime Ukraine, one is often forced to look for the silver linings to make a dismal situation a bit brighter. But it is from such tales of bravery and courage in the face of adversity that have brought about an international outpouring of support for the Ukrainian people. Within this space, additive manufacturing has often stepped in to aid the war effort in the form of vehicle repairs and weapons, to civilian aid, and of course, assisting the wounded.

Still, the protracted war has left approximately 174,000 sq km (67,182 sq mi) of the Ukrainian countryside littered with hidden landmines and unexploded ordinance. These often lead to the death and maiming of not only soldiers but also civilians who may wander into dangerous areas.

Among other things, this has led to an increase in demand for prosthetic arms and legs, replacements for those who have lost theirs in the conflict…

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Published: Tuesday, November 7, 2023

Last Updated: Monday, November 6, 2023

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