THIS IS JUST A SMALL SHOWCASE OF EXCITING PROJECTS MADE POSSIBLE THANKS TO ORIGINAL PRUSA I3 3D PRINTERS!

With over 100.000 3D printers sold, our Original Prusa i3 machines are the go-to solution not only for hobbyists and makers, but also for professionals in various industries across the whole world.

High print quality, reliability, low running costs and open-source nature of our 3D printers open new possibilities in medicine, education, science, R&D and many other areas.

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Medicine

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Our machines are great for prototyping, they bring joy to hobbyists and makers worldwide. But what makes us proud the most is the fact that Original Prusa i3 3D printers are used in healthcare.

3D printed prosthetics, tools for doctors and students of medicine, new devices for hospitals and many other projects help make people's lives so much better.

Prosthetics fabrication workshop in Kathmandu

Peter Byron and Rishi Shrestrha are members of the global open source movement called eNAble. They used money raised at Patreon to buy two Prusa i3 MK3 printers and flew to Kathmandu where they set up a prosthetics fabrication workshop in a local hospital. The first patient who received a Raptor Reloaded 3D printed hand was 7 year old Khusi Shrestha.

Institute for Clinical and Experimental Medicine

Doctors from IKEM (Institute for Clinical and Experimental Medicine) in Prague use Prusa i3 MK3 3D printers to print replicas of internal organs scanned using a CT. The replicas are examined before an operation to give the doctors a better overview of the organ. Also, patients who have their organs (such as a kidney) transplanted, can keep the replica of the original organ as a memorial gift.

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Medictech - development of medicine equipment

Established in 1993, Medictech is a leading company focusing on development and manufacture of equipment for physical medicine, cardiology and non-invasive aesthetic medicine. Original Prusa i3 3D printers are used for design and prototyping of various advanced machines and devices in MedicTech facilities, enabling the company to quickly iterate new designs.

3D printed jaw for an injured dog

Johnny Uday conducts research with 3D bio-modeling and bio-compatible materials in Ecuador. He helped a Costa Rican veterinarian to treat a severly injured dog by using an Original Prusa i3 3D printer to print a functional jaw implant. Uday's research aims to help also humans in certain cases. 3D printing brings the benefits of low costs and fast iterations compared to materials such as Titanium.

Design, Art and Prototyping

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Create something new on your computer and hold it in your hand just a few moments later! Original Prusa i3 3D printers are favourite tools of designers and artists worldwide. No matter what's on your mind - a new and improved part for a go-kart or an unusual toothbrush - our printers and filaments can take of that!

Our machines have been recently used to create puppets for an upcoming animated film Even Mice belong in Heaven, proving that 3D printers are an invaluable help even for artists!

System Nine - Home Automation Systems

System Nine is a company that develops and sells home automation devices. The company uses Original Prusa i3 MK3 3D printers to rapidly prototype cases and enclosure for various smart devices and also finished products used for home automation. The company stated that the constant improvements, drivers and tech support from Prusa Research allowed them to reach their goals without any trouble.

Production Machines development in Bohemiatex

Internal parts for car exhausts, tapes for electrical insulators and other products. This is what Bohemiatex, located in Litomyšl, Czech Republic, produces on a daily basis. And 3D printers are an integral part of the technical development of new machines. Thanks to 3D printing, the production of complex parts is much easier – and as a result, the streamlined and less time-demanding component production is positively reflected in the progress achieved by the development team.

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PRAGA - Prototypes of karting parts

IPK is the production factory where chassis for Praga racing karts are made. IPK uses Original Prusa i3 printers to print prototypes of accessories or parts for Formula K and OK1 karts. Our 3D printers help them to speed up the manufacturing of prototypes and enable them to see any problems with the newly design parts before they are manufactured on a CNC machine.

ARTIFACTS FOR ’BETWEEN PRAGUE TO CAIRO’ EXHIBITION

An exhibition called ’Between Prague to Cairo’ got underway in Prague, Czech Republic. To celebrate the 100 year anniversary of the Czech Institute of Egyptology, this vast exhibition depicts many important milestones of the institute’s history. One of the unique features is a section with 3D printed replicas of ancient Egyptian artifacts - these were printed on our Original Prusa 3D printers.

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Education

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Thanks to detailed manuals and handbooks localized into many languages, it's easy to assemble your own Original Prusa i3 3D printer and get it up and running. So even though you can buy a full assembled printer, building your own is a great way how to discover and learn more about 3D printing.

Original Prusa i3 3D printers are an amazing tool not only for students, but also for researchers and historians across the world.

3D printed dinosaur skeleton replica

Jesse Pruitt taught a group of middle school students how to accurately model, articulate, pose and 3D print a dinosaur skeleton - Oryctodromeus found in Idaho. The bones were printed on an Original Prusa i3 MK3 and the finished skeleton is displayed in the Idaho Museum of Natural History. “I think this is a game changer for how museums think about creating exhibits,” said Leif Tapanila, museum director.

Teaching aid for a school in Bulovka hospital

The Kindergarten and Elementary School at Bulovka Hospital is a school for hospitalized children, who are receiving treatment at Bulovka hospital in Prague. The main focus of the institution is to reduce the stress from the change of lifestyle, while educating the children in fun and creative ways. Along with iPads and computers, the Original Prusa i3 3D printer is one of the "hi-tech toys" the students can play with.

Haptic model of the night sky for visually impaired

Petr Dusek from the Science Please project printed a 5-feet wide night sky dome as a part of the SilencePlease project. The dome is in fact a "haptic planetarium", allowing visually impaired people to literally touch the stars. Petr Dusek also prints various other models related to astronomy, such as models of surfaces of various planets - again, to allow visually impaired to learn more about space.

Institute of Applied Informatics

The Institute of Applied Informatics at the University of South Bohemia bought several Original Prusa i3 for their training courses focused on polytechnic education. These courses include both the creation/preparation of various models and, of course, lessons about 3D printing process itself. The courses are available for teachers and students as well, offering greater insight into this rapidly developing industry.

RC Models / Hobbies

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Before the rise of 3D printers, many RC hobbyists were limited to store-bought parts, or they had to learn how to work with balsa wood. 3D printers changed the whole industry and allowed for some unbelievable things - such as a fully functioning SpaceX rocket replica printed on a Prusa i3 MK2!

Our e-shop offers a vast selection of various filaments, so you can always find the best one for your project. Print mechanically stressed parts with Prusament PET-G or choose from the various colours of Prusament PLA.

Project FDL - Custom made NERF blasters

These awesome full-auto dart blasters are now available in their third iteration. You can even configure the design online and then have the 3D printed and assembled blaster delivered. The authors are using 6 Original Prusa i3 MK2S 3D printers as ‘They require very little fussing which makes it easy to just keep them running.’

3DSets.com - Print your own RC vehicle

The 3D Sets project aims to bring you beautifully designed RC car models that can be 3D printed. Pay for the model, download STL files or pre-sliced Gcodes generated for Prusa i3 MK3, print everything, get the electronic parts, assemble it and have fun! According to the authors, the ‘Prusa i3 [is] recommended’.

Addons for NERF blasters - OutOfDarts

NERF blasters are immensely popular and if you want to learn how to upgrade your NERF, one of the best sources of information is Youtube channel Out of Darts. The author owns a print farm with 22 Prusa i3 MK3 printers and he says he chose them ‘because they are extremely reliable’.

BPS.space - SpaceX Rocket Replicas

Joe Barnard started his DIY rocket project when he saw the launch and landing of SpaceX’s Flacon 9 rocket. At first, he bought a Prusa i3 MK2 3D printer just for fun, but he soon started learning about rocket science, so he could quickly prototype and build fully functioning scale models of rockets.