BMW assembly workers use 3D-printed orthotic devices

07/3/2014 | 3DPrint.com

In Munich, BMW is using 3D printers to craft individualized orthoses to provide support for the thumbs of assembly-line workers who press rubber stoppers into automobile parts. The devices, which are made of hard plastic and soft silicone, allow normal motion but prevent the thumb from bending backward and causing repetitive stress injuries.

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