3d printed hands

MUN MED 3D Organizing Hand-A-Thon to Build 3D Printed Hands for Children in Zimbabwe

MUN MED 3D Organizing Hand-A-Thon to Build 3D Printed Hands for Children in Zimbabwe

Seven percent of the population of Zimbabwe has some form of disability, which amounts to 900,000 people. That’s according to Bo Simango, a Zimbabwe native who now works with an initiative based at the Memorial University of Newfoundland (MUN) in Canada. Simango has an engineering background and has worked in several fields including energy, Arctic vessel development […]

Seven percent of the population of Zimbabwe has some form of disability, which amounts to 900,000 people. That’s according to Bo Simango, a Zimbabwe native who now works with an initiative based at the Memorial University of Newfoundland (MUN) in Canada. Simango...
Rocky Hill School’s Interact Club & NEIT Collaborate to 3D Print Prosthetic Hands for Child Amputees

Rocky Hill School’s Interact Club & NEIT Collaborate to 3D Print Prosthetic Hands for Child Amputees

3D printing is for all ages today, as we are continuously reminded. And while we see many students at the helm, what’s even better is when young ones are benefiting from what is being created. This was certainly the case recently, as 15 prosthetic hands were 3D printed for children in Rwanda, thanks to a […]

3D printing is for all ages today, as we are continuously reminded. And while we see many students at the helm, what’s even better is when young ones are benefiting from what is being created. This was certainly the case recently, as 15 prosthetic hands were 3D...
3D Printed e-NABLE Hands Help a Robot Play the Bagpipes

3D Printed e-NABLE Hands Help a Robot Play the Bagpipes

I can’t think of an instrument that commands such polarized reactions as bagpipes do – people seem to either love them with misty-eyed nostalgia or hate them like fingernails on a chalkboard. My own feelings about them are mixed, as they tend to remind me of either weddings or funerals – my family is heavily Celtic […]

I can’t think of an instrument that commands such polarized reactions as bagpipes do – people seem to either love them with misty-eyed nostalgia or hate them like fingernails on a chalkboard. My own feelings about them are mixed, as they tend to remind me...
e-NABLE Turkey: 5 dakika Set Up Robotel Türkiye Project, Now With Over 200 Volunteers

e-NABLE Turkey: 5 dakika Set Up Robotel Türkiye Project, Now With Over 200 Volunteers

We’ve written a lot about e-NABLE, a vast and inspiring network of volunteers who provide free 3D printed hands to people with missing fingers, hands, or partial lower limb loss. Occasionally through the site’s blog, volunteers from around the world will share their e-NABLE stories, like Amanda Cross did with e-NABLE Ghana. Recently, Zeynep Karagöz, an e-NABLE Turkey volunteer […]

We’ve written a lot about e-NABLE, a vast and inspiring network of volunteers who provide free 3D printed hands to people with missing fingers, hands, or partial lower limb loss. Occasionally through the site’s blog, volunteers from around the world will...
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...
Open-Source in Action: TOIL Research Team Improves on 3D Printed Prosthetics with Motor Ability, Tactile Feedback & More

Open-Source in Action: TOIL Research Team Improves on 3D Printed Prosthetics with Motor Ability, Tactile Feedback & More

It would seem that the idea of wearing a prosthetic was once a rather dark proposition, with only rudimentary designs available, inconveniences in getting fitted—and worst of all, expense that made attaining such a device nearly impossible to begin with. While it can be challenging enough for adults going through the process, this has often […]

It would seem that the idea of wearing a prosthetic was once a rather dark proposition, with only rudimentary designs available, inconveniences in getting fitted—and worst of all, expense that made attaining such a device nearly impossible to begin with. While it can...
Red Hat Films Produces Award-Winning Documentary About e-NABLE & the Open-Source Culture

Red Hat Films Produces Award-Winning Documentary About e-NABLE & the Open-Source Culture

“There are no single adventures here.” – Jon Schull Someone told me once years ago when I moved into a new community that whenever you are in a population of people you’ll find those who share, and then you find the ‘got miners’ and they are going to protect what they’ve created, bought, and collected […]

“There are no single adventures here.” – Jon Schull Someone told me once years ago when I moved into a new community that whenever you are in a population of people you’ll find those who share, and then you find the ‘got miners’ and they are going to...
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,...
London’s 'Metal Gear Man': Video Game-Inspired 3D Printed Bionic Arm Includes a Phone Charger, Laser Light and Even an RC Drone

London’s 'Metal Gear Man': Video Game-Inspired 3D Printed Bionic Arm Includes a Phone Charger, Laser Light and Even an RC Drone

Four years ago London resident James Young fell under a commuter train during a freak accident that changed his life forever. The accident left Young, then 22 years old, without a left arm or a left leg below the knee, and required more than twelve surgeries to rebuild his body and face. He has been […]

Four years ago London resident James Young fell under a commuter train during a freak accident that changed his life forever. The accident left Young, then 22 years old, without a left arm or a left leg below the knee, and required more than twelve surgeries to...
UWM Students Complete Coursework & Win Competition While Making 3D Printed Prosthetic Leg Coverings for Veterans

UWM Students Complete Coursework & Win Competition While Making 3D Printed Prosthetic Leg Coverings for Veterans

After years of helping those in need around the world, providing a bountiful supply of 3D printed hands and arms, e-NABLE volunteers are branching out even further. Whether limbs have been lost due to illnesses, accidents, or congenital issues, their devices have been able to help kids around the world—and many in countries like Brazil, Ghana […]

After years of helping those in need around the world, providing a bountiful supply of 3D printed hands and arms, e-NABLE volunteers are branching out even further. Whether limbs have been lost due to illnesses, accidents, or congenital issues, their devices have been...
Autodesk Helps Kids Design Their Own Water Cannon-Equipped 3D Printed Prosthetic Arms

Autodesk Helps Kids Design Their Own Water Cannon-Equipped 3D Printed Prosthetic Arms

Bay Area not-for-profit design firm KIDmob specializes in organizing fun and exciting project based workshops for kids and students that focus on design and STEM education. The group recently held their latest Superhero Cyborgs workshop that connected kids aged 10 to 15 with upper-limb disabilities with professional 3D designers and engineers to create the 3D […]

Bay Area not-for-profit design firm KIDmob specializes in organizing fun and exciting project based workshops for kids and students that focus on design and STEM education. The group recently held their latest Superhero Cyborgs workshop that connected kids aged 10 to...
Giving to the World through 3D Printing for Work and Family at NRCC

Giving to the World through 3D Printing for Work and Family at NRCC

It’s not enough just to have a fancy makerspace, it only becomes something powerful as a result of the people who are participating in it. The New River Valley Community College (NRCC) Fab Lab is quickly becoming a happening place thanks in part to the efforts of instructor Jeff Levy who brings both a passion for 3D […]

It’s not enough just to have a fancy makerspace, it only becomes something powerful as a result of the people who are participating in it. The New River Valley Community College (NRCC) Fab Lab is quickly becoming a happening place thanks in part to the efforts...
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...
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...
e-NABLing Kids: Ellen Degeneres & The Gap Talk 3D Printed Hands With Torrae Owen

e-NABLing Kids: Ellen Degeneres & The Gap Talk 3D Printed Hands With Torrae Owen

I can’t tell you how happy it make us that e-NABLE, the volunteer open source 3D printed hand organization, is finally getting the international publicity that it deserves. The amazing people behind the organization have undoubtedly changed the lives of thousands of children via their 3D printing of prothetic hands. As media attention continues to […]

I can’t tell you how happy it make us that e-NABLE, the volunteer open source 3D printed hand organization, is finally getting the international publicity that it deserves. The amazing people behind the organization have undoubtedly changed the lives of...
e-NABLE Joins Autodesk Foundation as ‘Impact Designer’ for 3D Printed Prosthetic Hands

e-NABLE Joins Autodesk Foundation as ‘Impact Designer’ for 3D Printed Prosthetic Hands

There’s ongoing talk about industry being transformed by 3D printing. Manufacturing is in the middle of the next revolution. We’re going to build luxurious 3D printed eco-communities on the water, literally, or maybe live on the moon as 3D printed robots do all the construction. We’ll rely on 3D printed pills, a melee of new 3D […]

There’s ongoing talk about industry being transformed by 3D printing. Manufacturing is in the middle of the next revolution. We’re going to build luxurious 3D printed eco-communities on the water, literally, or maybe live on the moon as 3D printed robots do all the...
3D Printed Models Helped Surgeons Prepare for World's First Pediatric Bilateral Hand Transplant

3D Printed Models Helped Surgeons Prepare for World's First Pediatric Bilateral Hand Transplant

As many 8-year-old boys do, Zion Harvey wanted to swing on the monkey bars and to pick up his little sister and swing her around as they played. Zion, however, is unlike many other children his age, demonstrating not only life experience but a resilience and wisdom beyond his years; when he was only two […]

As many 8-year-old boys do, Zion Harvey wanted to swing on the monkey bars and to pick up his little sister and swing her around as they played. Zion, however, is unlike many other children his age, demonstrating not only life experience but a resilience and wisdom...
Victoria Hand Project -- Offering Advanced, Affordable 3D Printed Upper-Limb Prostheses

Victoria Hand Project -- Offering Advanced, Affordable 3D Printed Upper-Limb Prostheses

Millions of people around the world are affected by the absence of an upper limb–a hand, or partial or full arm–and the vast majority of these individuals live in developing nations where prosthetics can be difficult to come by, and often rudimentary when available. By some estimates, 8 out of 10 people who would benefit […]

Millions of people around the world are affected by the absence of an upper limb–a hand, or partial or full arm–and the vast majority of these individuals live in developing nations where prosthetics can be difficult to come by, and often rudimentary when...
e-NABLE Divulges Plans for $600,000 Google Grant: Aims to Bring 3D Printed Prostheses to 6,000 More People in 2 Years

e-NABLE Divulges Plans for $600,000 Google Grant: Aims to Bring 3D Printed Prostheses to 6,000 More People in 2 Years

Late last month, we reported on a $600,000 grant that Google had awarded to e-NABLE, in order to help them more efficiently develop, share, and distribute 3D printed prosthetic hands to those in need. At the time, little was made available to the public about exactly where this money would go and what it would […]

Late last month, we reported on a $600,000 grant that Google had awarded to e-NABLE, in order to help them more efficiently develop, share, and distribute 3D printed prosthetic hands to those in need. At the time, little was made available to the public about exactly...
3D Systems Teams with e-NABLE to Create All New 3D Printed K-1 Prosthetic Hand & Bring the Technology to All

3D Systems Teams with e-NABLE to Create All New 3D Printed K-1 Prosthetic Hand & Bring the Technology to All

When you talk about the largest 3D printing companies in the world, one company which would certainly be at or toward the top of that list is 3D Systems. Founded by the inventor of 3D printing himself, Chuck Hull, 3D Systems has continued to evolve with the industry, bringing new products and new uses for […]

When you talk about the largest 3D printing companies in the world, one company which would certainly be at or toward the top of that list is 3D Systems. Founded by the inventor of 3D printing himself, Chuck Hull, 3D Systems has continued to evolve with the industry,...
Girl Power & 3D Printing: Middle-Schoolers Go Big, 3D Printing Prosthetic Hands for Other Kids

Girl Power & 3D Printing: Middle-Schoolers Go Big, 3D Printing Prosthetic Hands for Other Kids

When the technology of 3D printing took off powerfully, laying claim to the next revolution and transformation of industry and manufacturing, it’s doubtful that many had any inkling how very revolutionary digital design and 3D printing would be for so many kids challenged without limbs and in need of prosthetics; in fact, at this point, […]

When the technology of 3D printing took off powerfully, laying claim to the next revolution and transformation of industry and manufacturing, it’s doubtful that many had any inkling how very revolutionary digital design and 3D printing would be for so many kids...
Enable Community Foundation Formed: Donations to e-NABLE keep 3D printed hands accessible

Enable Community Foundation Formed: Donations to e-NABLE keep 3D printed hands accessible

The 3D printing community isn’t just a community in name — one of the most inspiring aspects of the maker movement has, for me, been reading about the work people come together to do for those who could use the help. Sometimes it’s beyond simply lending a helping hand. The e-NABLE community of volunteers and […]

The 3D printing community isn’t just a community in name — one of the most inspiring aspects of the maker movement has, for me, been reading about the work people come together to do for those who could use the help. Sometimes it’s beyond simply...
e-NABLE Volunteers Set Sights on Full-Scale Project for 3D Printing Prostheses in Haiti

e-NABLE Volunteers Set Sights on Full-Scale Project for 3D Printing Prostheses in Haiti

We’ve reported on the inspired and heroic worldwide feats of the volunteer-driven e-NABLE a multitude of times as they 3D printed over 700 prosthetic hands last year alone. Not surprisingly, the organization has been the recipient of numerous awards, and e-NABLE has grown in size from just several hundred volunteers to over several thousand. They are responsible for […]

We’ve reported on the inspired and heroic worldwide feats of the volunteer-driven e-NABLE a multitude of times as they 3D printed over 700 prosthetic hands last year alone. Not surprisingly, the organization has been the recipient of numerous awards, and e-NABLE has...
11 and 9-Year Old Sisters Seek Funding to 3D Print Prosthetic Hands for Needy

11 and 9-Year Old Sisters Seek Funding to 3D Print Prosthetic Hands for Needy

Probably the most inspiring stories I have read over my time writing for 3DPrint.com have had to do with the 3D printed prosthetic devices which are seemingly being printed almost daily. Organizations of volunteers, such as e-NABLE are spearheading major initiatives to make the lives of children and adults, missing certain extremities, significantly better. The e-NABLE […]

Probably the most inspiring stories I have read over my time writing for 3DPrint.com have had to do with the 3D printed prosthetic devices which are seemingly being printed almost daily. Organizations of volunteers, such as e-NABLE are spearheading major initiatives...
RoboHand to Team With College of the Quachitas to Open Printer Farm and Mass Produce 3D Printed Prosthetics

RoboHand to Team With College of the Quachitas to Open Printer Farm and Mass Produce 3D Printed Prosthetics

One of the more intriguing, as well as ‘feel good’ applications of the rapidly progressing 3D printing movement, is that of Robohand. Robohand is an organization which was founded by a man name Richard van As in 2011 after he lost his two fingers in a carpentry accident. Since that time, Robohand has helped hundreds […]

One of the more intriguing, as well as ‘feel good’ applications of the rapidly progressing 3D printing movement, is that of Robohand. Robohand is an organization which was founded by a man name Richard van As in 2011 after he lost his two fingers in a...

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