ITU Students Produce 3D Prosthetics to Needyholders
In spite of all kinds of problems we face every day in our country, we are fortunate to have some improvements that make us happy, and if these beautiful developments bring a bit of hope to our hopes. The social responsibility project that ITU students have started with 3D printers is a project that deserves such a name! The aim of this project, named Astero, is to supply prosthetic arms free of charge to those who need it. For more detailed information, you can visit his site: http://asterobionik.com/
3D printer technology is getting more and more into our lives from day to day.
3D printing is the process of printing solid objects of any 3D object designed in the virtual environment. The prints can be made with the use of raw materials in many species. Raw materials, which are the most common use for normal users, are raw materials called PLA and ABS. As you know, with 3D printers, all kinds of materials, cars, even houses can be imagined up to now. Nowadays, scientists have begun to produce artificial limbs, organs, thanks to 3D printers.
The project named Astero in our country gave us great hope in this area.
Since commercial prostheses are now sold for tens of thousands of dolls and even if these prostheses are bought, children start to grow up quickly within 1-2 years and the prosthesis needs to be replaced. Therefore, most family budgets are unfortunately not enough to make arm or leg prosthetics for the child. For this reason, these children are condemned to life as the most beautiful years of their lives.
These youngsters cost only 30 TL for these prostheses, and as they carry out a social responsibility project, they send all the models they produce to the needy for free.
From the moment they arrive, they are planning to bring the prosthesis to the cargo delivery stage within 2 to 4 weeks depending on the density. At the moment there are possibilities of prosthesis for people who are not under the elbow in the arm under the project. They have different model options that can be used according to the disability from under the elbow. The handset is based on a model of a company operating in the USA. Friends who run the project are developing these models.
ITU Students Produce 3D Prosthesis to Needyholders