prosthetic hand

Ithaca College Student Designs and 3D Prints Functional Prosthetic Hand for Only $15

Ithaca College Student Designs and 3D Prints Functional Prosthetic Hand for Only $15

If you’ve been keeping up with 3D printing news at all on a regular basis, you’re probably well-acquainted with 3D printed prosthetics. The field of prosthetic limbs has been impacted by 3D printing perhaps more than any other field, for multiple reasons. 3D printing allows for customization on a level unmatched by any other manufacturing method, […]

If you’ve been keeping up with 3D printing news at all on a regular basis, you’re probably well-acquainted with 3D printed prosthetics. The field of prosthetic limbs has been impacted by 3D printing perhaps more than any other field, for multiple reasons....
3D Printed System Turns Prosthetic Hand into Mouse

3D Printed System Turns Prosthetic Hand into Mouse

While the first image this concept conjured up was of an individual with a rodent on the end of their arm and the ensuing question: how could this be helpful? – the actuality is that Berlin Weissensee School of Art students David Kaltenbach, Lucas Rex and Maximilian Mahal are working to create 3D printed bands that […]

While the first image this concept conjured up was of an individual with a rodent on the end of their arm and the ensuing question: how could this be helpful? – the actuality is that Berlin Weissensee School of Art students David Kaltenbach, Lucas Rex and...
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...
The 3D Printed Soft Robotics Hand Will Respond to Human Grip

The 3D Printed Soft Robotics Hand Will Respond to Human Grip

Robots have already become an indispensable part of our lives. Everything from a Roomba to the automatic drink machine at McDonald’s and even the 3D printers that I write about every day are all remarkably sophisticated robotics. But those are just the tip of the robotic iceberg, for instance, most of the consumer products that […]

Robots have already become an indispensable part of our lives. Everything from a Roomba to the automatic drink machine at McDonald’s and even the 3D printers that I write about every day are all remarkably sophisticated robotics. But those are just the tip of...
Yu-Lia Gains a 3D Printed Hand Prosthetic; e-NABLE Volunteer Successfully Takes on Challenging Pinching Design

Yu-Lia Gains a 3D Printed Hand Prosthetic; e-NABLE Volunteer Successfully Takes on Challenging Pinching Design

Projects regarding e-NABLE and 3D printed prosthetics are undoubtedly some of our favorites to write about.  Using 3D printing to all its benefit, this is an organization that does massive good all around the world, and truly changes lives for many who may never have imagined having an affordable, customized hand or arm prosthetic–or a […]

Projects regarding e-NABLE and 3D printed prosthetics are undoubtedly some of our favorites to write about.  Using 3D printing to all its benefit, this is an organization that does massive good all around the world, and truly changes lives for many who may never have...
Working to Enable the Future through 3D Printing in East Africa

Working to Enable the Future through 3D Printing in East Africa

When being bombarded with the latest evidence of humanity’s nasty and brutish side, it can be hard to remember that there are gleaming moments among the trash. The news media doesn’t seem to have figured out a way to make money off of too many heartwarming stories and so we are often left with the […]

When being bombarded with the latest evidence of humanity’s nasty and brutish side, it can be hard to remember that there are gleaming moments among the trash. The news media doesn’t seem to have figured out a way to make money off of too many heartwarming...
This 3D Printed Prosthetic Hand Has a Video Game Built Into It!

This 3D Printed Prosthetic Hand Has a Video Game Built Into It!

I can not emphasize how much the entire 3D printing space has benefited by the open source nature that it has exhibited. Whether it be the open sourcing of the hardware itself, leading to swift innovation of 3D printing technology, or the open sourcing of various 3D printable designs, we have seen tremendous growth and […]

I can not emphasize how much the entire 3D printing space has benefited by the open source nature that it has exhibited. Whether it be the open sourcing of the hardware itself, leading to swift innovation of 3D printing technology, or the open sourcing of various 3D...
This 3D Printed Steampunk-Inspired 'Iron Man' Prosthetic Hand Exhibits Function & Beauty

This 3D Printed Steampunk-Inspired 'Iron Man' Prosthetic Hand Exhibits Function & Beauty

Last September, we reported on a really elaborate 3D printed Ducati 1199 Superbike model, which a man named Jacky Wan (aka Valcrow) had designed. The bike, which at the time was the most “complex FDM printing challenge” he had ever tackled, turned out amazing well, and garnered quite a bit of media attention. Now Wan has […]

Last September, we reported on a really elaborate 3D printed Ducati 1199 Superbike model, which a man named Jacky Wan (aka Valcrow) had designed. The bike, which at the time was the most “complex FDM printing challenge” he had ever tackled, turned out...
3D Printed Prehensile Prosthetic Hand Combines Elegance with Incredible Functionality

3D Printed Prehensile Prosthetic Hand Combines Elegance with Incredible Functionality

Over the course of the past couple years, we’ve seen the emergence of various 3D printed prosthetic hands and arms. Whether it be through the organization e-NABLE or one of the many other companies or individuals who have been making myoelectric devices, I’m pretty sure that we would all agree that the prostheses market has […]

Over the course of the past couple years, we’ve seen the emergence of various 3D printed prosthetic hands and arms. Whether it be through the organization e-NABLE or one of the many other companies or individuals who have been making myoelectric devices,...
South Africa's 3D Printed Mechanical 'Tenim Hand' Allows for Individual Finger Control

South Africa's 3D Printed Mechanical 'Tenim Hand' Allows for Individual Finger Control

Let’s be real: I love 3D printed fun things as much as the next person–I have two 3D printed dragons on my desk as I write–but the best part of my workday here at 3DPrint.com is reading and writing about the ways this incredible technology is being used to help people the world over. Medical […]

Let’s be real: I love 3D printed fun things as much as the next person–I have two 3D printed dragons on my desk as I write–but the best part of my workday here at 3DPrint.com is reading and writing about the ways this incredible technology is being...
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,...
Give Them a Hand: Aaron Brown and e-NABLE Make Super 3D Printable Prostheses for Children

Give Them a Hand: Aaron Brown and e-NABLE Make Super 3D Printable Prostheses for Children

Most likely you have heard of Enabling the Future, or e-NABLE. They are the volunteer network responsible for helping thousands of children missing hands or part of their arms receive free, 3D printed prosthetic devices. The roots of e-NABLE began when a prop maker from the US and a carpenter from South Africa came together […]

Most likely you have heard of Enabling the Future, or e-NABLE. They are the volunteer network responsible for helping thousands of children missing hands or part of their arms receive free, 3D printed prosthetic devices. The roots of e-NABLE began when a prop maker...
SLS Nylon 3D Printed Prosthetic Hand Seeks Funding on GoFundMe

SLS Nylon 3D Printed Prosthetic Hand Seeks Funding on GoFundMe

Hollie was born with Amniotic Band Syndrome (ABS), a condition that occurs when a fetus becomes entangled in the fibrous amniotic hands in the womb, thereby restricting blood flow and affecting the baby’s development. In Hollie’s case, it affected the development of her right arm, and she was born with no hand or wrist to […]

Hollie was born with Amniotic Band Syndrome (ABS), a condition that occurs when a fetus becomes entangled in the fibrous amniotic hands in the womb, thereby restricting blood flow and affecting the baby’s development. In Hollie’s case, it affected the...
Enabling a Grip: Student Creates Unique Fingertips for 3D Printed Prosthetic Hands

Enabling a Grip: Student Creates Unique Fingertips for 3D Printed Prosthetic Hands

Over and over again, we’ve covered the amazing stories brought to life by volunteers from an organization called e-NABLE. This group of individuals has been working tirelessly to 3D print prosthetic hands and arms for children in need. Over the past year alone, we have seen iteration after iteration come about, each one featuring something […]

Over and over again, we’ve covered the amazing stories brought to life by volunteers from an organization called e-NABLE. This group of individuals has been working tirelessly to 3D print prosthetic hands and arms for children in need. Over the past year alone,...
Teacher & Students 3D Print an Amazing Baseball Bat Swinging Prosthetic Hand

Teacher & Students 3D Print an Amazing Baseball Bat Swinging Prosthetic Hand

There is something about the start of the Major League Baseball season in the United States that brings a summertime excitement to the country. It signifies the start of warm weather, gatherings at the ballpark, and the donning of caps and jerseys. The sport, considered America’s pastime, has been part of American history for over […]

There is something about the start of the Major League Baseball season in the United States that brings a summertime excitement to the country. It signifies the start of warm weather, gatherings at the ballpark, and the donning of caps and jerseys. The sport,...
Sub $300 exiii handiii 3D Printed Open Source Bionic Hand is Controlled by a Smartphone

Sub $300 exiii handiii 3D Printed Open Source Bionic Hand is Controlled by a Smartphone

As time goes by and technology improves, we are constantly seeing prices for previously groundbreaking technology fall to levels which allow for the adoption of this technology by the masses. 3D printing is one of these technologies, in that now, virtually anyone in the developed world can afford a desktop 3D printer. At the same time […]

As time goes by and technology improves, we are constantly seeing prices for previously groundbreaking technology fall to levels which allow for the adoption of this technology by the masses. 3D printing is one of these technologies, in that now, virtually anyone in...
Teacher Receives 3D Printed Hand After 5th Grade Students Write Letter to Johns Hopkins

Teacher Receives 3D Printed Hand After 5th Grade Students Write Letter to Johns Hopkins

There have been a lot of stories about the amazing uses of 3D printing for prosthetic limbs, and they’re all heartwarming, human interest tales. Some really tug on the heartstrings, though, and for me, this one really hit home. I come from a family of teachers — of four sisters, I’m the only non-teacher, and […]

There have been a lot of stories about the amazing uses of 3D printing for prosthetic limbs, and they’re all heartwarming, human interest tales. Some really tug on the heartstrings, though, and for me, this one really hit home. I come from a family of teachers...
YouBionic - The 3D Printed Robotic Controlled Prosthetic Hand is One Step Closer to Reality

YouBionic - The 3D Printed Robotic Controlled Prosthetic Hand is One Step Closer to Reality

Back in July, we covered a company called YouBionic, who was looking to create a 3D printed bionic, Arduino-controlled prosthetic hand. At that time they were still working on the design as well as the mechanism to drive the hand’s movements. Today, however, we get word from the company that they have finished their first […]

Back in July, we covered a company called YouBionic, who was looking to create a 3D printed bionic, Arduino-controlled prosthetic hand. At that time they were still working on the design as well as the mechanism to drive the hand’s movements. Today, however, we...
e-NABLING Light! This 3D Printed Prosthetic Hand Features a Beautiful Color Sensing Light Show

e-NABLING Light! This 3D Printed Prosthetic Hand Features a Beautiful Color Sensing Light Show

In what seems to be an area of 3D printing that is growing at an exponential rate, 3D printed prosthetic hands have become quite the attention grabber as of late. Led by a group of volunteers called e-NABLE, these hands started out receiving acclaim for the mere fact that they are an affordable solution for children who […]

In what seems to be an area of 3D printing that is growing at an exponential rate, 3D printed prosthetic hands have become quite the attention grabber as of late. Led by a group of volunteers called e-NABLE, these hands started out receiving acclaim for the mere fact...
What Disability?  I'm a Super Hero!  The 3D Printed Prosthetic Wolverine Hand is Here!

What Disability? I'm a Super Hero! The 3D Printed Prosthetic Wolverine Hand is Here!

Growing up, going to school, and socializing with friends are memories that will stick with us for life. Those are the times when we learn about friendships, find out who we truly are, and develop a feeling of empathy. Fact is, kids can be mean, for whatever reasons they are. Whether it is a desire […]

Growing up, going to school, and socializing with friends are memories that will stick with us for life. Those are the times when we learn about friendships, find out who we truly are, and develop a feeling of empathy. Fact is, kids can be mean, for whatever reasons...
Expectant Father's Heartfelt Letter to e-NABLE - 3D printing 'makes having a limb abnormality kind of cool'

Expectant Father's Heartfelt Letter to e-NABLE - 3D printing 'makes having a limb abnormality kind of cool'

Just a little under 9 months ago, the greatest miracle in my life became a reality. On October 25, 2013 my son Pierce Andrew Krassenstein was brought into this world, as I stood in the delivery room admiring how absolutely perfect he was. It was by far, the greatest day in my life, and my wife […]

Just a little under 9 months ago, the greatest miracle in my life became a reality. On October 25, 2013 my son Pierce Andrew Krassenstein was brought into this world, as I stood in the delivery room admiring how absolutely perfect he was. It was by far, the greatest...
Next Generation of 3D Printed Prosthetic Hands - The Flexy-Hand 2 - Looks and Feels More Realistic

Next Generation of 3D Printed Prosthetic Hands - The Flexy-Hand 2 - Looks and Feels More Realistic

Back in March, 3DPrint.com reported on a device called the “Flexy-Hand“, a realistic looking 3D printed hand that was printed using FilaFlex flexible filament. Steve Wood, the designer of the hand, and founder of mechanical design consultancy company, Gyrobot Ltd. told us that he had created the hand to be used one day as a […]

Back in March, 3DPrint.com reported on a device called the “Flexy-Hand“, a realistic looking 3D printed hand that was printed using FilaFlex flexible filament. Steve Wood, the designer of the hand, and founder of mechanical design consultancy company,...
Two Teachers Team Up to Create a 3D Printed Prosthetic Hand for 7 Year Old Frankie

Two Teachers Team Up to Create a 3D Printed Prosthetic Hand for 7 Year Old Frankie

3D Printing…. What is it good for? If you are an avid reader of 3DPrint.com, you probably know all of the answers to this question. 3D Printing has been used to create thousands of different useful designs. Whether it is an automobile part that is no longer being produced, or a customized action figure for […]

3D Printing…. What is it good for? If you are an avid reader of 3DPrint.com, you probably know all of the answers to this question. 3D Printing has been used to create thousands of different useful designs. Whether it is an automobile part that is no longer...
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