Ann Arbor girl gets new hand thanks to WCC’s 3-D printing technology

From: On The Record

Owen Winkler and his wife, Amy Weaver, can be excused if they think of Washtenaw Community College as extended family. For much of the last semester, the Ann Arbor couple were frequent visitors to the college’s Occupational Education Building. They were there to work with Tom Penird, WCC Industrial Technology instructor, and his students.

In less than a semester, the family watched Penird and his team, using WCC’s latest 3-D technology, create a prosthetic hand for the Winklers’ 8-year-old daughter, Lucy. To say the Winklers, Penird and his students are now close friends is an understatement.

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