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Additive manufacturing giant Stratasys and 3D software specialist Dassault Systèmes have teamed up with Unlimited Tomorrow, a 3D printed prosthetics startup that uses 3D scanning and flexible materials to make low-cost robotic arms for amputees.
A lot can change in three years. Back in January 2015, we reported on the fledgling 3D printing career of teenage technology whizz-kid Easton LaChappelle, who was then attempting to raise money for his 3D printed prosthetics startup via GoFundMe.
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Today, that startup is attracting funds from rather bigger entities. LaChappelle’s Unlimited Tomorrow company, which uses 3D scanning and 3D printing technologies to create low-cost robotic arms for amputees, has just partnered with two giants of the additive manufacturing world: Stratasys and Dassault Systèmes.
The partnership means Stratasys—known for its industrial additive manufacturing equipment and ownership of companies like MakerBot, GrabCAD, and Solidscape—will become the dedicated 3D printing provider for Unlimited Tomorrow, with Dassault Systèmes becoming the dedicated software provider.
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Unlimited Tomorrow’s prosthesis fabrication process goes something like this: 3D scanners are used to scan both the missing or partially missing arm, as well as the opposite full arm, if there is one. Proprietary software is then used to turn...
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