3D the printer is capable to make 150 artificial limbs of eyes in one hour
3D printing artificial limbs of eyes from Fripp Design. (Photo: Fripp Design)
Fripp Design and Research located in Sheffield, Great Britain, hopes to make revolution in the world of artificial limbs. Fripp Design developed system for fast and cheap production of obverse artificial limbs, such as a nose and ears, for change to clients.
Not including it, at cooperation with the Manchester Capital Institute Fripp Design also developed 3D printing artificial limbs of eyes which can be made much quicker and cheaper, rather than the modern analogs made manually. Eye artificial limbs or artificial eyes often produce from honey of acrylic plastic or special glass, and paint manually that they corresponded to the second eye of the patient later.
Fripp Design uses 3D the ZCorp Z510 printer for production color 3D printing parts of artificial limbs. Later these details become covered by pitch. Printing eyes in lots though what from which has small distinctions, it is possible to pick up directly that artificial limb which very much suits an eye of the patient, tells Fripp Design.
Artificial limb manufacturing in Great Britain can cost to? 3000, and Fripp Design can print them approximately for? 100. «As each artificial limb is produced on the same system, quality remains invariable, and cost essentially decreases», – the founder of Fripp Design, Tom Fripp in Dezeen interview speaks.
Applying an ordinary method, it was possible to make only one eye for time. Times for receiving a suitable artificial limb, some weeks left. But Fripp is capable to produce on 150 artificial limbs of eyes at an o’clock with the help 3D the printer. Within an hour it is possible to process to 5 pieces, Fripp because there is a lot of time to leave on drawing of an iris of the eye speaks.
Fripp hopes that his project will be ready to application in transplantology in 12 months, and it becomes very useful in such countries as India where in connection with poor quality of rendering help honey patients often lose eyes.