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Students use 3D technology to help change lives

In just minutes individual fingers to make a prosthetic hand are printed from the Athena machine, it was designed by a professor at Michigan Tech University. (upnorthlive.com photo)

TRAVERSE CITY, Mi (WPBN/WGTU) - Students in northern Michigan are helping to make not only people, but animals lives easier all through 3D technology.

Monday morning 7&4's Alyssa Hearin was live from Traverse City West Senior High School with the Titans Robotics to see what they're creating.

In just minutes, individual fingers for a prosthetic hand are printed from the Athena machine, it was designed by a professor at Michigan Tech University.

Students at Traverse City West Senior High School have already built five of these 3D printers.

So far Titan Robotics have helped a father make a joy- stick for his daughters homemade wheelchair and now they are teaming up with the AP Biology students in hopes to work with an area veterinarian and find an animal in need of a prosthetic leg.

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