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Ali Padilla constructs a very realistic prosthesis

Realistic finger and fingernail prosthesis
Realistic prosthetic finger, photo by Ali Padilla

Ali Padilla arrived in Chicago from Albuquerque, New Mexico. He received a bachelor’s degree in Fine Art from the University of New Mexico. Currently, he is doing his internship at the National Museum of Health where conducts research for various projects and creates content/assets for museum exhibits. Ali is currently a graduate student in the Biomedical Visualization program at the University of Illinois at Chicago, where he studies building skeletons and making artificial limbs (ocular prosthesis, nasal prosthesis, ear prosthesis, finger and fingernail prosthesis).

The prosthesis design and anaplastology by Ali Padilla

The prosthesis design and anaplastology (a branch of medicine dealing with the prosthetic rehabilitation of the injured face or body) are his favorite subjects. Ali Padilla constructs a very realistic prosthesis using patient CT data (3DMD body scanner) and 3D modeling programs (3Ds Max). He makes prosthetic eyes, prosthetic noses, prosthetic ears and prosthetic fingers by using digital sculpting and painting techniques.

Working on some new prosthetic arms:


Here are some of his amazing artificial limbs:


Very realistic artificial limbs by Ali Padilla
Artificial eye, nose and ear by Ali Padilla

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  1. Hi Ali,

    This is really good work.Am looking for 3d printing technology for facial prosthesis i am amaxillofacial technologist in kenya and i want to learn more on this technology.

    thanks alot
    with gratitude