from the san jose mercury news:
"We just did three other legs for three guys in Germany, all to reflect their very distinct personalities."
— Scott Summit, co-founder of Bespoke Innovations in San Francisco, talks about creating 3D-printed legs for amputees. The dishwasher-safe artificial gams from Bespoke cost about a tenth of traditional prosthetics, which can run about $60,000 to $75,000, according to Bloomberg Businessweek, and can be more fashionable and unique. Talking about a leg for another guy, Summit said, "we are designing a Porsche 911 aesthetic for him. It's a really classic design with clean lines and timeless detailing." In a separate article recently, Ashlee Vance reported that one estimate for the worth of the 3D-printing industry today is $1.7 billion, with a prediction that in three years it will be worth $3.7 billion. As GMSV mentioned earlier this year, another body part that has been created using a 3D printer: a replacement jaw.