3D Printing: How This Innovative Technology Is Changing Lives

screenshot-2016-06-01-à-11.24.02-906x544Since its inception back in the early eighties, 3D printing has continued to enhance our lives and change the world around us. Many of us may have already heard about the college student, Jeff Powell from the University of North Carolina, who created a prosthetic hand for a young boy who was born without fingers on his left hand.

When CBS News first reported on this milestone back in November of 2014, almost a dozen children were waiting in the wings for their new hands and we’ve continued to provide updates on this revolutionary technology. Our most recent article highlighted the first “bionic hand” created with a 3D printer that provides sensory feedback and creates different types of grasps that provide users with a sense of touch and pressure.


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A growth-driven and strategic executive, Peter Coffaro commands more than 20 years of progressive management success within the medical device industry. As a District Sales Manager for Stryker Orthopaedics, Peter was responsible for managing and directing a regional sales force to achieve sales and profit goals within the Rocky Mountain region. Previously, he was the Director of Sales & Marketing for Amp Orthopedics. In this role, Peter was responsible for planning, developing, and leading all sales and marketing initiatives. Peter is a former orthopedic distributor in the Pacific Northwest. He has also worked with DePuy Orthopaedics as well as Zimmer, and held positions in sales, sales training, and sales management. Peter has an extensive background in organizational development, business development, sales management, negotiating and P&L management. Peter holds a B.S. degree in Biology from Northern Illinois University.

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