9 Seriously Useful Things Made with 3-D Printers
It’s not just a smartphone case. It’s a pocket-sized malaria test kit.
Sometimes he couldn’t get his wheelchair where he needed to go. So he made his own portable ramp.
Digging up soil wrecked the pore spaces their research depended on. So they printed their own soil instead.
Spinal implants to treat degenerative disc disease
A robotic power line inspector that even small towns can afford
A Sudanese teen lost his arm in a bomb strike. “Project Daniel” printed him a new one.
Print your own replacement jet parts, save a million bucks.
Finally, affordable weather stations for Zambia. For subsistence farmers, that’s life-saving.
A crippled duck gets a new foot. (But who gets the bill?)