It’s so not cool when someone looses a finger or five or when a movie like Body of Lies shows one way it could happen. Fortunately, there are companies working on impressive new ways to give those fingers back.

Discover Magazine has an article on Sucking the Real World into your computer via 3D Scanning. One slide features a 3D scanning company named GKS who also do a bit of engineering. The project? A prosthetic finger, designed in SolidWorks with the aid of the scanned appendages.

    The owner scanned two hand casts, imported them as solids into SolidWorks and fabricated components customized for that individual’s hand.- LDI

      Via Rick Stavanja


      Josh is founder and editor at, founder at Aimsift Inc., and co-founder of EvD Media. He is involved in engineering, design, visualization, the technology making it happen, and the content developed around it. He is a SolidWorks Certified Professional and excels at falling awkwardly.