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Episode Info: River Castelonia is the Co-Founder and Executive Director at HavenLabs, a non-profit being assembled by engineers, programmers, and thinkers. The mission of HavenLabs is to design custom 3D printed prosthetics for American Veterans. HavenLabs hopes to be role models for others in the community and push the boundaries of 3D printing applications. With the use of 3D scanning technology, HavenLabs will be able to create an exact fit that is contoured to the shape of the amputee’s limb, therefore offering a true extension of the individual. Using this innovative process takes mere minutes, whereas traditional prosthetic molds take hours. By using 3D printing the team is able to create prosthetics that are not only customized, but also made with unique materials. The 3D design process saves time from having to experiment with expensive molds and allows for flexibility and creativity. Last but not least, 3D printing dramatically reduces the cost of prototyping prosthetics enabling access to millions of people worldwide. River’s passion for designing, creating and introducing prosthetics for people in need shines through in his vision and in his work. If you know someone who may be in need of a prosthetic arm, whether they are a veteran, pet or just a friend, be sure to consider the possibility of a customizable 3D printed prosthetic. You can also find HavenLabs on Facebook and LinkedIn. Connect with River on LinkedIn. Links: * HavenLabs Website * HavenLabs Gofundme Campaign * 3D Printing Industry Article: Havenlabs Launches Campaign to Provide 3D Printed Prosthetics to Veterans * 3Printr Article: HAVENLABS Provides 3D Printed Prosthetics for Disabled Veterans * 3D Printing From Scratch Article: Read more »

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