3d printed hand

Near East University 3D Prints Prosthetic Hand, Collaborates with Hospital for Implementation

Near East University 3D Prints Prosthetic Hand, Collaborates with Hospital for Implementation

NEU Robotics Lab and the 3D Laboratories of Near East University, an international higher education institution based in Turkey, led a collaborative project to create 3D printed prosthetic hands that could potentially be used commercially in the future. Engineers and researchers from the two departments of Near East University utilized Cura software to accurately convert […]

NEU Robotics Lab and the 3D Laboratories of Near East University, an international higher education institution based in Turkey, led a collaborative project to create 3D printed prosthetic hands that could potentially be used commercially in the future. Engineers and...
Using 3D Printing, Lithography & Soft Robotics: New Prosthetic Hands Made for $50 at Cornell

Using 3D Printing, Lithography & Soft Robotics: New Prosthetic Hands Made for $50 at Cornell

What’s so incredible about the soft robotic hand created by a team at Cornell? It can grip, sort, and sense what it is touching. But what’s truly astounding is the potential it offers in terms of price and prosthetics for the future. Bringing forth further innovation and progress to the world of robotics, at $50 […]

What’s so incredible about the soft robotic hand created by a team at Cornell? It can grip, sort, and sense what it is touching. But what’s truly astounding is the potential it offers in terms of price and prosthetics for the future. Bringing forth further innovation...
Could 3D Printed Fingerprints Help Criminals Break Through Security? MSU Researchers Demonstrate It's Possible

Could 3D Printed Fingerprints Help Criminals Break Through Security? MSU Researchers Demonstrate It's Possible

The digital revolution has created a whole host of new problems involving identity theft. With so much of our personal information stored online, we’re all vulnerable to the risk of hackers breaking through and stealing our identifying details, no matter how strong our passwords. I know multiple people who have had their credit card information […]

The digital revolution has created a whole host of new problems involving identity theft. With so much of our personal information stored online, we’re all vulnerable to the risk of hackers breaking through and stealing our identifying details, no matter how...
NIU Engineering Student 3D Prints e-NABLE Prosthetic for Young Violinist Born Without Her Right Hand

NIU Engineering Student 3D Prints e-NABLE Prosthetic for Young Violinist Born Without Her Right Hand

If you are familiar with the incredibly beautiful sounds a violin can produce, from melancholy strains to bright and powerful bravado, then you will agree no one should be denied the right to make their attempt at creating such loveliness, and those of us able to listen should be quite grateful for the experience to […]

If you are familiar with the incredibly beautiful sounds a violin can produce, from melancholy strains to bright and powerful bravado, then you will agree no one should be denied the right to make their attempt at creating such loveliness, and those of us able to...
Eight-Year-Old Michigan Boy with Moebius Syndrome Receives 3D Printed Hand from CMU’s MakerBot Innovation Center

Eight-Year-Old Michigan Boy with Moebius Syndrome Receives 3D Printed Hand from CMU’s MakerBot Innovation Center

Austin Brittain is a sophomore at Central Michigan University. And it goes to show that you never know what’s going to happen when you walk into class on any given day, as recently Brittain’s entrance was marked by his professor asking if he might like to work with one of the other departments to create […]

Austin Brittain is a sophomore at Central Michigan University. And it goes to show that you never know what’s going to happen when you walk into class on any given day, as recently Brittain’s entrance was marked by his professor asking if he might like to work with...
Five-Year-Old Boy Becomes First Child in Pakistan to Receive a 3D Printed Prosthetic Hand

Five-Year-Old Boy Becomes First Child in Pakistan to Receive a 3D Printed Prosthetic Hand

One thing that’s especially exciting about following a new, rapidly growing industry such as 3D printing is that in many cases, you can witness the very moment that the technology takes hold in a country or region that hasn’t experienced it before. In Pakistan, that moment came with the launch of Xplorer 3D, the first 3D […]

One thing that’s especially exciting about following a new, rapidly growing industry such as 3D printing is that in many cases, you can witness the very moment that the technology takes hold in a country or region that hasn’t experienced it before. In...
Five Children Receive Hands 3D Printed by Delaware Cub Scout Troop

Five Children Receive Hands 3D Printed by Delaware Cub Scout Troop

One of the most popular applications for 3D printing technology turns out to be in the field of prosthetics and orthotics, where people can have artificial limbs custom-designed and 3D printed to fit their exact specifications. As the technology gets more popular, there are more opportunities to have more people outfitted with relatively inexpensive prosthetic devices, […]

One of the most popular applications for 3D printing technology turns out to be in the field of prosthetics and orthotics, where people can have artificial limbs custom-designed and 3D printed to fit their exact specifications. As the technology gets more popular,...
AIO Robotics and 3D For Everyone Team Up to Make 3D Printed Prosthetic Hand for Playing Basketball

AIO Robotics and 3D For Everyone Team Up to Make 3D Printed Prosthetic Hand for Playing Basketball

Unfortunately there are no prosthetic limbs that can completely replicate the functionality of a real limb, so depending on the person it really isn’t uncommon for people missing limbs to have multiple prosthetic devices. Users often have their main limb for everyday use, a “fancy” limb that they would wear as more of an accessory, […]

Unfortunately there are no prosthetic limbs that can completely replicate the functionality of a real limb, so depending on the person it really isn’t uncommon for people missing limbs to have multiple prosthetic devices. Users often have their main limb for everyday...
Five-Year-Old with Missing Fingers to Receive 3D Printed Prosthetic Hand Tomorrow, On to New Life Milestones

Five-Year-Old with Missing Fingers to Receive 3D Printed Prosthetic Hand Tomorrow, On to New Life Milestones

Although in varying and often quite creative forms, prosthetics have been around for thousands of years, with humans using available materials and even the most rudimentary engineering to increase functionality and mobility to hands and feet. This is an area that has undergone constant evolution, but with 3D printing progress been greatly accelerated, as evidenced by […]

Although in varying and often quite creative forms, prosthetics have been around for thousands of years, with humans using available materials and even the most rudimentary engineering to increase functionality and mobility to hands and feet. This is an area that has...
The Bionic Glove Project Is Giving a Sierra Leone Civil War Survivor a New 3D Printed Hand

The Bionic Glove Project Is Giving a Sierra Leone Civil War Survivor a New 3D Printed Hand

Chad Coarsey was born with symbrachydactyly of the left hand, which left him without most of his hand but with a functional wrist. When he was approached by a classmate at Florida Atlantic University and asked if he would like to have a 3D printed prosthetic hand made for him he immediately said yes. Little […]

Chad Coarsey was born with symbrachydactyly of the left hand, which left him without most of his hand but with a functional wrist. When he was approached by a classmate at Florida Atlantic University and asked if he would like to have a 3D printed prosthetic hand made...
Intel and 3D Systems Make an 11-Year-Old Boy an Affordable Prosthetic Hand 3D Printed as a Single Part

Intel and 3D Systems Make an 11-Year-Old Boy an Affordable Prosthetic Hand 3D Printed as a Single Part

Despite being able to live and go to school in a different country, Daniel Hobbs is pretty much like any other 11-year-old, he plays sports, rides his bike around his neighborhood and plays with his friends. Because both of his parents are teachers, Daniel and his 13-year-old sister Bethany had the chance to move with their […]

Despite being able to live and go to school in a different country, Daniel Hobbs is pretty much like any other 11-year-old, he plays sports, rides his bike around his neighborhood and plays with his friends. Because both of his parents are teachers, Daniel and his...
Anatomiz3D's First Attempt at a 3D Printed Prosthetic is a Major Success

Anatomiz3D's First Attempt at a 3D Printed Prosthetic is a Major Success

Most people, if asked if they’d rather lose a few fingers or an entire hand or arm, would think the answer should be obvious. The less lost the better, right? However, those who lose only their fingers may actually have a more difficult time. It’s easier to fabricate and fit a prosthetic hand or arm than […]

Most people, if asked if they’d rather lose a few fingers or an entire hand or arm, would think the answer should be obvious. The less lost the better, right? However, those who lose only their fingers may actually have a more difficult time. It’s easier...
ZMorph 2.0 S Hybrid Offers Precision & Quality as Student Makes Orthosis with 70 Pieces

ZMorph 2.0 S Hybrid Offers Precision & Quality as Student Makes Orthosis with 70 Pieces

We all look forward to hearing of the latest case studies from ZMorph. While they are always entertaining and full of information, we learn a lot about what today’s innovators are interested in making—as well as how ZMorph’s extremely versatile technology is helping them to do so, from making amazing 3D printed mechanical clocks with the […]

We all look forward to hearing of the latest case studies from ZMorph. While they are always entertaining and full of information, we learn a lot about what today’s innovators are interested in making—as well as how ZMorph’s extremely versatile technology is helping...
Three Year Old Gets His Own Iron Man e-NABLE Prosthetic Hand

Three Year Old Gets His Own Iron Man e-NABLE Prosthetic Hand

While superheros are often dismissed as adolescent power fantasies or childish wastes of time, for many of us who grew up reading comic books we knew that they were so much more. A superhero was someone who put their life on the line to help other people, often with little to no recognition of their heroism. […]

While superheros are often dismissed as adolescent power fantasies or childish wastes of time, for many of us who grew up reading comic books we knew that they were so much more. A superhero was someone who put their life on the line to help other people, often with...
A Mother's 2-Year Quest to Help Her Son Finally Pays Off with e-NABLE

A Mother's 2-Year Quest to Help Her Son Finally Pays Off with e-NABLE

I don’t know what kids with missing limbs did before e-NABLE, honestly. I’m astonished by how expensive traditional prosthetic limbs are, particularly for children. It’s no surprise how many parents have turned to e-NABLE, which provides 3D printed prosthetics for children and adults at no cost. It’s very easy, as well – parents simply click […]

I don’t know what kids with missing limbs did before e-NABLE, honestly. I’m astonished by how expensive traditional prosthetic limbs are, particularly for children. It’s no surprise how many parents have turned to e-NABLE, which provides 3D printed...
NDSU Innovation Challenge Asks Students to Effect Change with Innovation--One Team Already Provides 3D Printed Prosthetics in Haiti

NDSU Innovation Challenge Asks Students to Effect Change with Innovation--One Team Already Provides 3D Printed Prosthetics in Haiti

While an accident can cause the loss of a limb or hand before one truly realizes what’s happened, today 3D printed prosthetics can be created almost as quickly to reverse some of the challenge–and without a lab or as much expense. Many are getting involved in this process today because the designs can be created and fabricated […]

While an accident can cause the loss of a limb or hand before one truly realizes what’s happened, today 3D printed prosthetics can be created almost as quickly to reverse some of the challenge–and without a lab or as much expense. Many are getting involved in...
8-Year-Old Fire Survivor Safyre Terry Receives 3D Printed Robotic Hand Thanks to UAlbany Students & Faculty

8-Year-Old Fire Survivor Safyre Terry Receives 3D Printed Robotic Hand Thanks to UAlbany Students & Faculty

If you’ve had any access to social media over the holiday season, you are probably familiar with the story of Safyre Terry of Schenectady, NY–a young girl who at the tender age of five was the victim of a catastrophic fire caused by arson. Not only was she badly burned, but she lost her father […]

If you’ve had any access to social media over the holiday season, you are probably familiar with the story of Safyre Terry of Schenectady, NY–a young girl who at the tender age of five was the victim of a catastrophic fire caused by arson. Not only was she badly...
Hands for Ziti: Teacher & Students from International School of Aruba Team Up to 3D Print e-NABLE Prosthetics

Hands for Ziti: Teacher & Students from International School of Aruba Team Up to 3D Print e-NABLE Prosthetics

While many around the globe dream of visiting Aruba, situated west of the Lesser Antilles in the Southern Caribbean sea, they dream of white sandy beaches, long naps, and fru-fru drinks with umbrellas sipped slowly in the sun. These visitors make a thriving economy for the unique Dutch island. Many who make up the local […]

While many around the globe dream of visiting Aruba, situated west of the Lesser Antilles in the Southern Caribbean sea, they dream of white sandy beaches, long naps, and fru-fru drinks with umbrellas sipped slowly in the sun. These visitors make a thriving economy...
Five-Year-Old Chinese Boy Rides His Bike Again After Receiving 3D Printed Hand

Five-Year-Old Chinese Boy Rides His Bike Again After Receiving 3D Printed Hand

Amidst being quite knowledgeable about the challenges that many others face, it’s only human to take many things for granted. From having good food on the dinner table every night to having the ‘roof over your head,’ it’s easy to bemoan a multitude of first-world problems we might imagine daily. But imagine losing a limb. While […]

Amidst being quite knowledgeable about the challenges that many others face, it’s only human to take many things for granted. From having good food on the dinner table every night to having the ‘roof over your head,’ it’s easy to bemoan a multitude of first-world...
Giving Ei Chi the Hand She Needs Through 3D Printing

Giving Ei Chi the Hand She Needs Through 3D Printing

Most people have a hand that they heavily favor. For about ninety percent of the world, the right hand is dominant. It can sometimes seem that the weaker hand is hardly useful at all since the dominant one is used for such highly important tasks as writing, throwing, cooking, and even just gesturing. Malaysian artist and […]

Most people have a hand that they heavily favor. For about ninety percent of the world, the right hand is dominant. It can sometimes seem that the weaker hand is hardly useful at all since the dominant one is used for such highly important tasks as writing, throwing,...
3D Printed e-NABLE Hands Inspire Po Paraguay

3D Printed e-NABLE Hands Inspire Po Paraguay

In the States, the e-NABLE model is pretty straightforward: people who need hand prostheses ask for help, and e-NABLE asks their network of volunteer 3D printers to deliver them their hand. Unfortunately what works for the United States isn’t always going to work for every country, a problem faced by medical student Eric Dijkhuis and […]

In the States, the e-NABLE model is pretty straightforward: people who need hand prostheses ask for help, and e-NABLE asks their network of volunteer 3D printers to deliver them their hand. Unfortunately what works for the United States isn’t always going to work for...
Engineer in Brazil 3D Prints & Personally Delivers e-NABLE Hand Prosthetics to Children

Engineer in Brazil 3D Prints & Personally Delivers e-NABLE Hand Prosthetics to Children

When we talk about helping, making a difference, or donating money or things–most promises and efforts seem to pale in comparison with the assistance e-NABLE programs provide–and the impacts they are responsible for in the lives of small children in need of replacement limbs, many of whom live in developing countries where prosthetics are not accessible. e-NABLE 3D […]

When we talk about helping, making a difference, or donating money or things–most promises and efforts seem to pale in comparison with the assistance e-NABLE programs provide–and the impacts they are responsible for in the lives of small children in need...
Even e-NABLE Needs a Helping Hand Once in Awhile--Including in Malaysia

Even e-NABLE Needs a Helping Hand Once in Awhile--Including in Malaysia

When Ew Chee Guan entered a 3D design and printing contest being thrown by office product reseller Ricoh Malaysia he was hoping to just win enough money to continue to fund his local efforts with Enabling the Future. As a maker, Ew spends a lot of time working with his 3D printer and had started […]

When Ew Chee Guan entered a 3D design and printing contest being thrown by office product reseller Ricoh Malaysia he was hoping to just win enough money to continue to fund his local efforts with Enabling the Future. As a maker, Ew spends a lot of time working with...
Open Bionics Wins the UK James Dyson Award for 3D Printed Myoelectric Hand

Open Bionics Wins the UK James Dyson Award for 3D Printed Myoelectric Hand

Back at CES 2015, a young man by the named of Joel Gibbard made headlines with his company Open Bionics and a 3D printed prosthetic hand that he had created. Unlike most of the 3D printed prosthetics that we see today, Open Bionics is quite different. Instead of relying on an analogue system of motion like […]

Back at CES 2015, a young man by the named of Joel Gibbard made headlines with his company Open Bionics and a 3D printed prosthetic hand that he had created. Unlike most of the 3D printed prosthetics that we see today, Open Bionics is quite different. Instead of...
Five Year Old With 3D Printed Hand Throws Out First Pitch for the Baltimore Orioles

Five Year Old With 3D Printed Hand Throws Out First Pitch for the Baltimore Orioles

While watching five-year-old Hailey Dawson stride out to the Baltimore Orioles pitcher’s mound you can’t help but notice how nonchalant she is about the whole experience. After effortly tossing out the first pitch and even getting to fist bump her favorite player, third baseman Manny Machado, this is a girl who is completely comfortable in her […]

While watching five-year-old Hailey Dawson stride out to the Baltimore Orioles pitcher’s mound you can’t help but notice how nonchalant she is about the whole experience. After effortly tossing out the first pitch and even getting to fist bump her favorite...