3D-Printed Cast


The healthcare industry is turning to 3D printing for potential future solutions to health issues, whether using it to print cell structures or human ears. After breaking a bone, designer Jake Evill decided to look to the technology to replace current clunky, annoying casts. His resulting design is a possible huge leap forward – breathable in its open structure, made of durable, lightweight plastic, and washable as well. He based the structure on the natural patterns that make up bones, expadable and adjustable to fit perfectly to each person’s arm, with extra support and density where a fracture occurs.