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3D Printing aids for ‘Arthritis’ Patients

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Arthritis is not only based on age anybody can have ‘Arthritis’ at any age.
In my opinion, research can change the bases of age.
I have seen so many young age people have ‘Arthritis’.
Nobody wants to talk about and they hide because. Arthritis is commonly used for old age diseases. According to the Department of Biomedical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering, Michigan Technological University, Houghton, “By 2040, more than a quarter of the U.S. population will have diagnosed arthritic conditions. Adults with arthritis and other rheumatic conditions earn less than average yet have medical care expenditures that are over 12% of average household income. Adaptive aids can help arthritis patients continue to maintain independence and quality of life; however, their high costs limit accessibility for older people and the poor. One method used for consumer price reduction is distributed manufacturing with 3-D printers. In order to assess if such a method would be financially beneficial, this study evaluates the techno-economic viability of distributed manufacturing of adaptive aids for arthritis patients”.

https://www.mdpi.com/2308-3417/3/4/89

https://theconversation.com/why-you-should-give-your-grandparents-a-3d-printer-for-christmas-108657

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3D Printing with metal

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3D Printing with metal


It’s very thrilling for everybody they  can make their Christmas ornaments at home they can put their names on them they can modify whatever design they like so here it is. According to Joshua Pearce Engineers of Michigan Technological University in Houghton, have designed a 3D metal printer that can be made with less than $1,500 of materials and open-source software,

3D printing would benefit people in the developing world, who have limited access to manufactured goods, and researchers, who can radically cut the cost of scientific equipment to further their science. Small and medium-sized enterprises would be able to build parts and equipment quickly and easily using downloadable, free and open-source designs, which could revolutionize the economy for the benefit of the many.

I really don’t know if we are mature enough to handle it, but I think that with open-source approach, we are within reach of a Star Trek-like, post-scarcity society, in which ‘replicators’ can create a vast array of objects on demand, resulting in wealth for everyone at very little cost. Pretty soon, we’ll be able to make almost anything.”

http://www.mtu.edu/news/stories/2013/november/scientists-build-low-cost-open-source-3d-metal-printer.html