3d printing

Aaron Westbrook, Founder of Form 5 Prosthetics, shows a 3D printer used to make artificial limbs.
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Aaron Westbrook decided, back when he was a high school student in New Albany, that he could develop a better prosthetic arm than the one he received when he turned 14.

Additive manufacturing — commonly called 3D printing — is a fast-growing technology in northeast Ohio.  And Tuesday it got bigger, literally. 

“Sixteen tons and what you get?”  A 22-foot long high-tech machine that creates sophisticated sand-casting molds for complex metal parts.   

11:00 Fear not, friends: Buttercup the duck is up and waddling again! This hour we'll talk about a recent 3-D printing success story, which restored motility to a lame duck. We'll also learn about a new casual dating app that allows for instant matches based on perceived attraction, and instant meetings based on user availability, and get the latest on a new trend in digital philanthropy. Guests