Calgary business owner prints 3D hands for kids in need

It’s something that would ordinarily cost hundreds of thousands of dollars.But, a Calgary businessman is using his skills and equipment to bring prosthetic hands to children in need around the world.Colin Pischke owns Print Your Mind 3D, and has teamed up with Alberta students to create the new limbs, assemble them and ship them overseas.“So, a lot of the hands are going to be going to rural Southeast Asia, Vietnam. We partner with an organization called Enable,” he explained.He tells CityNews, it costs about $100 and takes 24 hours to print just one 3D limb.An event was previously held in Calgary in March where 30 prosthetic hands were assembled and donated to children globally.Young people from Queen Elizabeth High School in Edmonton are helping to put them together this time around. Calgary business owner prints 3D hands for kids in need (Print Your Mind 3D, Facebook) by Kaitlin Lee, CityNews Staff Posted Dec 12, 2016 7:34 am MDT Last Updated Dec 12, 2016 at 7:35 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email