Technology with a purpose: 3D Printing for People with Disabilities

South by SouthWest Interactive (SXSWi) is a great place to hear about upcoming trends from highly influential keynote speakers. However, it is even better at revealing smaller yet not less relevant gems. Enabled by Design is probably one of them.  🙂

  • Amazing what technology can do. The though of how 3D printing could change the way we think about production and distribution is mind-blowing. Imagine fabricating your own toothbrush at home when ever you need a new one. Is there any development on using different materials in the same product you’re printing? In the case of a toothbrush, it wouldn’t work very well if it was in one solid piece… 💡

  • Hi Joakim, yes 3D printing comes with a variety of materials, not just solid-plastic-like materials. You could even find edible 3D printed objects like chocolate or pasta! 🙂 Materials can also sometimes be mixed: a 3D printer from Objet (recently acquired by Stratasys) can combine rubber-like material and solid-plastic-like material, with all the intermediary levels. So your idea of customized, on-demand toothbrush is technically feasible already, although the cost competitiveness is not there yet 😉

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