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 \\ With the ability to use plastic as a raw material to construct endless products, 3D printing has had the ability to create valuable products for a fraction of the cost. This has helped bioengineering professors and professionals take their career to the next level with the ability to print bones and other body parts for study. One example in particular can be found at Drexel University where Kenneth Lacovara, a biologist, prints copies of dinosaur fossils and lets his undergraduate students study in the lab. (((["​3D Printers Aren't Just For Engineers Anymore"​]],//​Chronicles of Higher Education//​. 21 Sept. 2012)) \\ \\ With the ability to use plastic as a raw material to construct endless products, 3D printing has had the ability to create valuable products for a fraction of the cost. This has helped bioengineering professors and professionals take their career to the next level with the ability to print bones and other body parts for study. One example in particular can be found at Drexel University where Kenneth Lacovara, a biologist, prints copies of dinosaur fossils and lets his undergraduate students study in the lab. (((["​3D Printers Aren't Just For Engineers Anymore"​]],//​Chronicles of Higher Education//​. 21 Sept. 2012)) \\
  
-\\ This form of manufacturing ​is a relatively new medium for designers ​and artists alikeBut as the cost of 3D printersmaterialsand models become more widely available, 3D printing ​is becoming more popular with timeSome predict that majority ​of households will own oneas it will be as commonplace as the inkjet and laser printer. +Outside ​of educational benefits, 3D printing has the ability to change the way our society looks at health and health care. As it turns out, 3-D printing ​is a cheap, ​and great alternative to creating prosthetic limbsFounded in 2013 by John SchullE-nablean online volunteer organizationuses 3D printing ​to create prosthetic hands and fingers for people in need, primarily children(([http://​www.nytimes.com/​2015/​02/​17/​science/​hand-of-a-superhero.html?​_r=0|"​Hand ​of a Superhero"​]],//New York Times//. 16 Feb2015)) ​
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 +Aside from the cost of materials being as little as $20 - $50, 3D printed prosthetic hands work just as effective as other prosthetic hands and children love them because of their vibrant colors and super hero feel. Each hand takes about 20 hours to print and two to three hours to assemble. The YouTube link below shows and in-depth tutorial on how to assemble the plastic parts into a 3D hand.
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 +3D printing technology is wildly popular and rapidly expanding. Currently some printers have the ability to use metals as raw materials. Some examples on how this  technology has been used can be seen in the final parts on NASA's next-generation Moon rover, or metal prosthetic jawbones and other body parts.((["​The Second Machine Age: Work, Progress, and Prosperity in a Time of Brilliant Technologies"​]],//​Print//​2014)) ​
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