3D Printed Prosthetic Hand

Materials: ABS Plastic, Elastic Cord, Aluminum Screws, Aluminum Nuts, Velcro, Foam

Manufacturing: MakerBot Replicator 2X

Design Software: Solidworks

Time Frame: April 2016- June 2016

I worked with Enabling the Future to create a functioning 3D printed prosthetic hand. Enabling the Future is a non-profit organization that partners those with access to 3D printers with those in need of a prosthetic hand.

I took an existing, publicly available prosthetic design and made small design alterations to better fit the hardware necessary for the device to function. Several prototypes were printed to ensure the changes worked, and then the final hand was printed. After assembly, the device was sent to an individual in a developing nation.

 

As a result of my efforts, my high school is now established as an official supplier of prosthetic hands. For more information about Enabling the Future, click here.​