XLN Design Contest: Using 3D Printing to Develop Innovative Products for People with Special Needs


1.    Identify a common problem for people with special needs2.    Design a product to help solve the problem3.    Produce it with inexpensive materials and digital manufacturing technologies. Those were the basic guidelines for participants in the “Creating Tomorrow’s Products” contest, initiated by Israel’s Reut Institute XLN (Cross-Lab Network) project. There were plenty of great creative entries, all unique. The first place winner was a casting kit for custom-designing tableware for people with restricted hand mobility, by engineer Moshe Borocin. The product, 3D printed […]

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