A boy with a 3D printed hand
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Boy gets new 3D printed hand

29 October 2013 Last updated at 08:00 GMT

A boy without fingers on one of his hands has had them replaced - by 3D printing new ones.

12-year-old Leon was born without fingers on one of his hands.

Artificial replacements can be extremely expensive so Leon's dad started looking for an alternative option.

He came across a website with instructions on how to use a 3D printer to make his son a functioning hand.

Now Leon can use it to write, draw pictures and it really has made a huge difference.