It's only now that I'm starting to see the real, human impact of 3D printing, and it's not iPhone cases or replacement dishwasher parts or faster prototypes. This solution is far more powerful than that.
Albert Manero runs the #CollectiveProject, whose Limbitless 3D program marshals his fellow University of Central Florida students to produce bionic prosthetics for children missing limbs.
A prosthetic hand for a child can cost $40,000 and up. Albert Manero and his team at Limbitless 3D prints bionics for $80-$400 and donates them at no cost to children in need all over the world.
Even cooler, they got freaking Iron Man to help them promote their cause by presenting their latest creation to seven-year-old Alex Pring:
Here's footage of Alex receiving an earlier prototype, and it's hard to keep a dry eye while watching it:
Read more about the work Albert is doing, and how you can help, here.