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A Custom 3D-Printed Cast That Looks Like an Exoskeleton

Adele Peters

This cast looks so good you might not mind breaking your arm. Unlike bulky plaster casts, this 3D-printed version is thin enough to go under clothing, it's waterproof, breathable, lightweight, and can be fully recycled when it's eventually taken off. Right now, the design is just a concept, but as long as it's strong enough to truly protect healing bones, it seems like a brilliant idea.

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