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A Spacewalk on Mars with 3D Printed Technology

High-precision, low-weight and strength attributes can help determine the success of a mission to Mars. 3D printing solutions can meet all these requirements.

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Transforming Ankle Foot Orthosis with 3D Printing

With the help of large-format 3D printing technology via 3D Platform and research conducted by students at Gonzaga University, patients may soon be able to count on 3D printed orthotics that are affordable and produced in a timely fashion.

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Rethinking the Stethoscope

Thinklabs is now creating an improved stethoscope headphone design in Onshape that includes new features requested by doctors. CEO Clive Smith says Onshape enables “our production people to do production design. They can design the production processes and improve it themselves.” Image courtesy of Onshape/Thinklabs.

A new digital stethoscope called the Thinklabs One that can be connected to an external speaker and any computer, tablet or phone.

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Forwarding Flexible PCB Design

The BioStampRC wearable medical device is not much bigger than a bandage, yet it contains electronic and mechanical technology that is only possible with flexible PCB technology. Photo courtesy of MC10.

MC10 uses Altium Designer for critical flex circuit design in their wearable medical devices to reduce the manufacturing risk.

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