SuperHuman with Prosthetic Limbs

3D printing is a new yet encouraging innovation accessible to proficient professionals and beginners. Free, editable plans are even accessible on the web. So anybody with access to a 3D printer and a DIY mindset can make a bespoke prosthesis at a low value point.

A prosthetic hand can cost a lot; whereas, a 3D printed prosthesis could be made for as low as $50.

3D printing materials can’t yet supplant the long haul strength of generally made prostheses. In any case, this will evolve soon. However, Innovation is making financially savvy professionals a reality and empowering imaginative individuals from everywhere throughout the world to take an interest in their plan.


Different types of materials are being employed for the manufacturing for 3D printing. PLA is one of the most renowned and commercially available materials. Currently plastic waste is a big concern in terms of disposal of the plastic. The PLA with the newly invented enzymes the bio-degradability could be controlled. Fortunately, most of the 3D printers are currently compatible with the application of PLA with the enzyme dosage to during the manufacturing of PLA will make the material more self-compostable under any environmental conditions. The major setback towards using this material for the manufacturing of prosthetic limbs the brittleness of the material that could be encompassed with fractures and fatigues in the material. We are currently conducting a few researches on increasing the ductility of PLA. The inclusion of additives to increase the ductility will make PLA more promising solution of this purpose.  There exists a few phosphorus material that could increase the temperature bearing capacity of the material it will not only increase the operating temperature but also will help to prosthetic limb to catch fire while came in contact with flames. The fire retarding material inclusion with PLA would be discussed in detail in my next blog. Here is a few brief of these materials. 


Compounds of phosphorus were perceived as fire retardants at the start of the nineteenth century when the French scientist Gay-Lussac prescribed ammonium phosphate to avoid the consuming of theater window ornaments. The coming of natural phosphorus mixes as significant fire retardants for plastics goes back to the 1910-1920 period, when the extraordinary combustibility of cellulose nitrate was brought under some level of control by the utilization of tricresyl phosphate. Tricresyl phosphate was the primary major business organophosphorus compound. Today, phosphorus fire retardants are among the “workhorse” items in the fire resistant field, and research is continuing at a quickening pace around there in see of progressively stringent fire resistant necessities for plastics and materials. This part includes the phosphorus fire retardants which are very business use or which give off an impression of being at a genuine phase of business improvement for plastics and materials.


With collaboration of the PLA with phosphorus based fire retarding additives would make it a more innovative and new technology. It will help disables individual to not only participate the social and economic aspects of life but also it would be a step forward of humanity towards the super human.


Muhammad Kamran

Professional Blogger & Freelancer