‘iron man’ gives a fan a 3d printed bionic arm.
Iron Man (actor Robert Downey Jr.) teamed up with bionics expert and Fulbright scholar Albert Manero to help give 7-year old Alex, who was born with a partially developed right arm, a very cool 3D-printed bionic limb. Manero works with the volunteer group Limbitless Solutions, an organization that donates low-cost 3D-printed limbs to children around the world. According to Microsoft’s The Collective Project, the arm cost a mere $350 to make. Similar prosthetic parts can cost $40,000.