Affordable 3D printed wheelchairs

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According to Brooke Thomas and David Calver, hosts of The Conversation, Affordable wheelchairs are changing lives in countries around the world.
According to some comments,
1 Wallace Wallaby,

“I’m a volunteer at an organization that 3d prints prosthetics for children recycled from plastic bottle tops. It’s pretty cool”.

Aaron Thompson,

“Love the effort and development that this guy is trying to build but I am skeptical that this is going to last. It seems that he 3d prints only some parts and a 3d printer produces a product with terrible strength and takes a ton of time and power to produce. Bolting simple parts together would be cheaper and repairable in the field”.

Steel Fox,

“I love me some 3D printing and I love his idea, but it is a terrible way to mass produce a product. If he was customizing each chair it would make sense. For something standardized molding would be better”.



“HE SHOULD team up with the guy who was mass producing lawn chairs to give to 3rd world poor folks who needed wheelchairs. He made an actual nice wheelchair in big numbers from lawn chairs and gets them out to people changing their lives”.



“Take the zillions of tons of plastic bottles thrown away every year and mold them out of that the old fashioned way”.


Ed Roydlick,

“Should’ve 3D printed some wheelchair ramps as well”.


Tim Rox,

“Maybe they can even 3d print the tools too”.

12 thoughts on “Affordable 3D printed wheelchairs

    ajeanneinthekitchen said:
    June 6, 2019 at 10:16 am

    Very Cool! Very humanitarian indeed. Keep up he good work!

    babl responded:
    June 6, 2019 at 4:51 pm

    Thank you so much:)

    ajeanneinthekitchen said:
    June 7, 2019 at 12:06 pm

    You’re welcome.

    mcwilsonky said:
    June 8, 2019 at 6:20 pm

    What a great post! A very needed endeavor for sure!

    babl responded:
    June 9, 2019 at 4:42 pm

    Thank you so much:)

    babl responded:
    June 19, 2019 at 8:24 pm

    We always need your support. Thank you so much:)

    natuurfreak2 said:
    July 1, 2019 at 11:22 am


    babl responded:
    July 1, 2019 at 10:07 pm

    Thank you so much:)

    bernard25 said:
    July 3, 2019 at 5:33 am

    Bonjour ou bonsoir mon Ami,Amie

    Chaque jour, je vois défiler le temps
    devant moi la réalité, derrière moi un passé
    Chaque jour, je fais les mêmes gestes
    Les mêmes mouvements
    Assis devant un café, je viens te retrouver
    L’ordinateur est devenu mon ami avec lui
    je t’offre un peu de joie un peu de bonheur
    et toute l’amitié que j’ai au fond du cœur
    Profite bien et ai pleinement conscience du bonheur de vivre
    Je te souhaite un bonne fin de semaine

    Bises amicales

    Carl D'Agostino said:
    July 4, 2019 at 12:21 pm

    Amazing technology. I’ve read where they have used 3D printing to make implant parts for ears so people can hear again.

    babl responded:
    July 4, 2019 at 10:30 pm

    Thank you so much:)

    forresting365 said:
    September 14, 2019 at 12:59 pm

    Absolutely amazing. There are some wonderful people in this world! How crazy exciting things are becoming! Thank You and Cheers!!! :)

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