• e-NABLE to Bring 3D Printed Prostheses to 6,000 People

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    e-NABLE, after recieving a $600K grant from Google, outlined their goals including giving 6,000 new recipients 3D printed prostheses over the next 2 years, and engaging 10,000 new fabricators (such as high-bandwidth automated fabrication via an industrial partners).

  • 3D Printed Prehensile Prosthetic Hand Combines Elegance with Incredible Functionality

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    According to the inventor, Fraser Leid, “the Inspiration behind the Printed Prehensile was the idea that it came in a kit — something that a person without the limb would be able to buy and have assembled — which in turn, would greatly lessen the cost of the prosthesis and also allow the user the opportunity to personalise it (Hands building Hands).

  • Biohand: An Inexpensive 3D Printed Open Source Prosthetic

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    This project from Martin Vincent Bloedorn is a 3D printed prosthetic hand which in many ways functions just like a human hand, but it uses actuated motors with a linkage that drives each finger via a threaded rod.  

  • 8th Grade Class Prints Prosthetic ‘Spider-Man’ Hand

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    According to an interview in 3DPrint, Peter Graven, a science teacher for 8th graders in Wisconsin, worked with his class to create a spiderman prosthetic hand for a local 5-year old.  

  • 3D Printable Exoskeleton Hands Extended to Full Arms

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    Alex Czech has released files for his expanded hand project, now a full 3D printed exoskeleton arm.  The creator says he is now one step closer to the exoskeleton suit worn by Matt Damon’s character in the science fiction film Elysium.

  • German Bionic Prosthetics Uses Wires to Mimic Muscles

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    Engineers in Germany have built a biologically inspired artificial hand with muscles made from bundles of 'smart' wires. An electric charge is all that's needed to make these wires tense or relax, meaning the hand can operate without the bulky and cumbersome electronics that often make artificial prosthetic hands impractical.

  • Spiderhand Addresses Mobility Disorders with 3D Printing

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    Lehigh University's Mountaintop Summer Program brought together students to work on the development of "Spiderhand" exoskeleton devices to assist with physical rehabilitation.

  • 3D Printed Models Used for Double Hand Transplant

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    Assisted by the use of 3D Printed models, Philadelphia doctors have transplanted donor hands and forearms onto an 8-year-old boy whose own hands were amputated when he was a toddler.

  • 3D Systems Launched Making Good Campaign to Provider Free Prosthetic Hands

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    3D Systems is partnering with the e-NABLE Community Foundation (ECF) to support e-NABLE, the global network of makers, inventors and designers using 3D printing to make functional, prosthetic hands that are donated to people in need.

  • 3D Printer Used to Make Burn Victim a New Hand

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    A 3D printer in a library in Massachusettes was used to print a partial prosthetic hand for a man who was badly burned in a gas explosion 14 years ago in Guatemala, which killed two of his sisters.

  • South African University Creates 3D Printed Mechanical Hand

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    A team from the University of Cape Town, working in conjunction with the Centre for Rapid Prototyping and Manufacturing at the Central University of Technology in South Africa, made waves recently by developing a new mechanically operated prosthetic.

  • 3D Printed Bionic Hand Can Be Updated Like a Smartphone

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    YouBionics says that their 3d printed bionic smart hands could be ready for production and human testing by year end.

  • E-NABLE Wants Help in Printing 1000 Hands in One Month

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    E-NABLE is seeking help from the community of 3D printer owners worldwide to print 1000 hands by mid-September.  To support this effort, a variety of 3D printer and filament manufacturers are offering discounts.

  • 1845 Design that inspired the First 3D Printed Hand Prosthetic

    Back in 1845 when Dental Surgeon developed hand prosthetic made of whalebone and metal pulleys, it was used by Corporal Coles until his last day. This went to Health Museum of South Australia, where it became inspiration for Ivan Owen to develop the world's first 3D Printed Hand Prosthetic.


  • e-NABLING a Mother with 3D Printed Hand

    Nini, a young woman who had lost her hand after an accident, was expecting a baby when e-NABLE found her. Christian Schild helped her 3D print her hand after 2 months of hurdles of lacking material. While the Indonesian woman is happy for her new life with her child, 3D Printing continues to serve the world.

  • 13 year old receives 3D Printed Christmas gift

    13 year-old girl Rebekah Jensen from Virgina was surprised when she received 3D Printed prosthetic hand at Marymount University. When falimy was rejected the traditional prosthetic hand by insurance companies, Dr. Eric Bubar through e-NABLE helped Rebekah for prosthetic hand costing as low as 50$.

  • You can get your own Deus Ex Hand now!

    Open Bionics, a prosthesis developing company has just paired with gaming company Eidos Montreal to create royalty free prosthetic hand based on Deus Ex franchise. Although prototype, they have perfect functionality combined with Sci-Fi look and will be available by next year.

  • Artist Amy Karle designing a Prototype Hand of Stem cells

    Amy Karle, a media artist, is prototyping a hand after she wished an exoskeleton for herself. Working with bioscientist Chris Venter in Pier 9's Bio/Nano Lab and Autodesk materials scientist John Vericella, she is currently developing the hand using Stem cells and Ember printer.

  • Born without hand but Greater hopes

    Frankie Grieco of Wilmington, a 9 year-old kid was born without right hand and always wished to ride bicycle. Her mother, Rachel approached e-NABLE, and 18 third-grade boys in Frankie’s Cub Scout pack helped him build his prosthetic 3d Printed hand.

  • Basketball shooting with 3D Printed hand

    11 year-old Logan was unable to shoot into basketballs with his traditional prosthetic. Combining efforts of AIO Robotics and 3D printing for Everyone(3D4E), Logan received his 3 fingered prosthetic hand which he tested at UCLA campus for perfect shoots.

  • US Students raise a helping hand for Glengormle Girl

    Lillie McGregor, four year-old girl from Glengormle was born with Amniotic Band Syndrome, which has left her unable to use the fingers of her left hand. Thanks to 3D Printing of e-NABLE, she received a brand new prosthetic hand. Craig Kelly, a second year mechanical engineering student helped her get Rapunzel-themed hand.

  • Expanding e-NABLE to Ghana

    After forming an Inter-Continental partnership between Ishmael, Joe and Sena, e-NABLE was founded for Ghana. With no 3D Printers in ghana, they had to deliver 40 pre-printed hands, later to set the remarkable chapter.

  • Boy gets Hand for Cat's Cradle

    Yukako, a japanese mother, was inspired by the 3D printed prosthetics being delivered around the globe. After downloading the blueprints from the internet, she instantly reached 3D prnting companies and brought a prosthetic hand for his son, Siego. Unhappy with simple design, she approached e-NABLE for help, who printed them Cyborg Design Hand.

  • Pope blesses 3D Printing

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    A team of fifteen students from Massimiliano Massimo Institute,Rome, made a 3-D printer which makes prosthetic hands from plastic waste, received blessings from Pope Fracis. These 3d Printers are going to Uganda and Congo to make new hands for people maimed in civil wars, accidents, and by disease after crowd-funding from Crowd4Africa

  • Canadian Amputee to receive 3D Printed Robotic Hand

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    Nunavut amputee, Romeo Tucci, suffered frostbite in early April, and was left with two missing hands. With help from his sister, Christina, he approached World of 3D Printing company and will soon be receiving his 3D Printed hands as the parts have already been printed.

  • FAU Students build hopes for Sierra Leone Survivor

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    Damba Koroma, a survivor of Sierra Leone Civil war was left without a hand, thanks to Florida Atlantic University engineering graduate students who build her 3D Printed Prosthetic hand out of their pockets. Weinthal and Coarsey are now looking forward with bigger hopes for their "The Bionic Glove Project".

  • 3D Printed Hand for Girl born without Fingers

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    Emmy Hoffman from Philadelphia was born with Symbrachydactly, which didn't allow her to fingers to grow since birth. Shoemaker and a team at Mission College collaborated to produce a 3D Printed Prosthetic hand for Emmy, helping her ride her new bike again.

  • Futuristic Youbionic 3D Printed Prosthetic is just €1,200

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    Around 2014 Youbinoics announced about their Prosthetic hand which received quite an attention, and now it is here for just €1,200 and not €20,000, thanks to 3D Printers. It comes with flexing the finger and carpus tendons will trigger the hand and fingers to activate and Arduino microprocessor equipped.

  • An Affordable 3D Printed Hand for Kid by Intel and 3DSystems

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    Daniel Hobbs, 11 year-old was born with congenital absence of his lower left arm for which his parents approached to prosthetics but were upset with prices and constant fitting changes. However, 3DSystems and Intel designed them $400 3d Printed Prosthetic Hand which weighs less than 2 pounds and comes in 16 movable pieces.

  • Anatomiz3D's first 3D Printed

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    36-year-old Rajesh Ojha, a mechanic, lost four fingers of his left hand in 2015 while working in industrial plants, received a prosthetic through the experimental venture between Mumbai-based (India)  Anatomiz3D Healthcare and Dr, Mukesh Doshi. The prosthetic modified was Gyrobot’s open source Flexy Hand 2 design produced after using a 3D printer and hand held scanner.

  • Elementary School Kids produce 3D Printed Hand

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    Ethan James, a 10 year-old boy received prosthetic hand for himself after he and his fellow fourth-grade classmates at Roy B. Kelley Elementary School designed it. With some role from e-NABLE, this boy born without his right hand, is now able to live a better life with his new hand.

  • Eastman collaborating with university in Korea to produce 3D prosthetic hands for underserved children

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    Eastman Chemical Company recently signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Chung-Ang University on a collaborative project. With this project, the school will use 3D printing technology at its Seoul campus to produce prosthetic hands with Eastman Amphora™ 3D polymer, an advanced thermoplastic.

  • Open-Source HackBerry Prosthetic: The $200 Hand

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    In Tokyo’s Akihabara electronics district, the founders of robotics startup Exiii revealed their latest open-source prototype called Exii Hackberyy which only costs about $200. The Exiii Hackberry has a flexible wrist, partially motorized fingers and low-cost parts such as an Arduino controller and a digital camera battery.

  • Frozen-Inspired 3D Printed Hand for Little Girl

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    Karissa Mitchell from New York, was born without her right hand, but students at Siena College helped her get 3D Printed Prosthetic Hand. The students, along with an eight-member team at e-NABLE, created a 3D-printed prosthetic hand in an ice blue color with decorative snowflakes to represent Mitchell’s favorite movie, Frozen.

  • S.T.E.M Based e-NABLE Learning Projects

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    Dozens of schools participating in 3D Printing Project by e-NABLE Community have incorporated the e-NABLE hand design and assembly into their S.T.E.M. based learning courses. Some schools, like Crossroads Intermediate School, have gone above and beyond the creation of 3D printed hands. Looking forward to evolving the 3D Printing Technology, e-NABLE is seeking students and teachers with their first CREATE T.I.M.E. Design contest.

  • The Alfie Edition UnLimbited Arm 2.0 by 3D Printing


    Team UnLimibited has launched its Alfie Edition Arm 2.0 which is a modification of its previous version, the Isabella Edition which had issues with growing anatomy of children and hence its proportionality with user. They have currently hosted the files on Thingyverse through Customizer and are expecting the global users to provide them feedback on the new launch.

  • Weird can be Wonderful: Ted Talk of Owens and e-NABLE

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    Ten-year-old Torrae Owen and her father Ivan Owen, were recently invited to talk about their gift that keeps on giving at TEDxFoggyBottom in Washington, D.C. They were the one who developed a 3D printed prosthetic hand for a child named Liam through e-NABLE. Ivan currently participates with e-NABLE as a volunteer designer and Torrae has learned how to make hands and how to teach others to do so.

  • Colombia Kid receives Captain America 3D Printed Hand

    Colombia Kid receives Captain America 3D Printed Hand

    Felipe, an 8-year old from Colombia was born without his right hand when he decided to seek e-NABLE community for the help and wishing for a Captain America 3D Printed Arm. Christian Silva and his team through the e-NABLE Colombia 3D Printed his Captain America Arm using Reprap Prusa I3 3D printer which took more than a year.

  • Eight Year Old gets 3D Printed Prosthetic Hand from CMU Students

    Eight Year Old gets 3D Printed Prosthetic Hand from CMU Students

    8-Year old Michael Bell was suffering with Moebius Syndrome, a neurological disorder that left him without his left arm. However, he received a 3D Printed Hand from CMU’s MakerBot Innovation Center, Breckenridge where Austin Brittain created the device for him using the e-NABLE template. The device was named Phoneix hand and costs less than $100.

  • Autodesk, Enable Community Foundation and Voodoo Manufacturing make Biggest Hand-Prosthetic Drive

    Autodesk Enable Community Foundation and Voodoo Manufacturing make Biggest Hand Prosthetic Drive

    Autodesk, Enable Community Foundation (ECF) and Voodoo Manufacturing have prepared the biggest hand-drive to date with help from volunteers, including 6,000 volunteer hours just from Autodesk team. The 28 Autodesk offices in different parts of world combined to work on 750 Prosthetic Hands for Children who have lost their body parts and helped them recover into a better life.

  • Reddit User 3D Prints his own Custom Brace after breaking Hand

    Reddit User 3D Prints his own Custom Brace after breaking Hand

    A Reddit User, 3driven or in reality, Paavo Pirhonen of Helsinki, Finland, is a radiographer and electrical engineering student, broke his fifth metacarpal of hand after colliding with a car while cycling. He 3D Printed his own custom brace using Autodesk Inventor Professional 2016 and then 3D printing with PLA which he could remove daily, wash it and even go for swimming wearing it. The doctors were okay with it and he has now shared the design on Thingiverse.

  • Girl receives 3D Printed Arm from e-NABLE Library

    Girl receives 3D Printed Arm from e NABLE Library

    Five year-old Katelyn Vinick from Texas was born without a fully-formed left hand, and she and her family looking for an alternative to cosmetic hand for which they approached to Clear Lake City-County Freeman Branch Library, home of the Jocelyn H. Lee Innovation Lab, a free community makerspace containing, among other tools, multiple 3D printers. Branch Librarian, Jim Johnson selected the e-NABLE’s popular Team Unlimbited Arm for her which was 3D Printed after scaling the design.

  • A Vision for 3D Printed Finger Prosthetics

     A Vision for 3D Printed Finger Prosthetics

    Brian Jordan lost his parts of index finger and thumb after an accident with saw and started seeking prosthetic for which he reached Robiotech Corp. Working with lab manager Tony Ingelido at the MakerBot Innovation Center at University of Maryland, they together developed 3D Printed Finger Prosthetics. Currently, they are awaiting the plans of registering the device with FDA.

  • MatterHackers announces winners of WithinReach Contest

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    The contest WithinReach, started on July 11th and ended on Sepember 6th was held by MatterHackers was held by MatterHackers inviting designers of all ages to participate in the event and create a 3D Printable tool to assist individuals with limited use of their hands. The event saw 203 entries out of which 6 winners were selected. The grand prize went to two students, Nima Yahyaabady (grade 7) and Aidan Mansell (grade 9) for NailIt.

  • Indian Students Turn to Fracktal Works to 3D Print Robotic Prosthetic Arm

     Indian Students turn to Fracktal Works to 3D Print Robotic Prosthetic Arm in Final College Project

    Four students from MVJ College of Engineering, Bangalore had planned to 3D Print a Robotic Prosthetic Arm for their Final project in the college. But things were not easy, for which they turned to Fracktal Works, a Bangalore-based 3D Printing Company which helped the students to optimize their design for 3D printing and add a power source with 12 Gesture codes into the hand. The final device was 3D printed in PLA, in 40 parts, which was then assembled.

  • eNABLE Helps Florida Man Get Back to Life With 3D Printed Hands

    eNABLE helps Florida Man get back to life with 3D Printed Hands

    Francisco Piedra, 61-year old man from Florida, was diagnosed with severe aortic stenosis in 2016, for which he was given drug Heparin. The drug made situation worse and led to clots, forcing surgeons to amputate his hands and legs below knees, for which he approached Hanger Clinics from where he received Legs, but not Hands since they were above $100,000. Ultimately, eNABLE came to help and through Richard Brown, he received 3D Printed Prosthetic hand which took 20 hours each to 3D Print.

  • 5-Year Old Gifts Hands to These in Need Using 3D Printing

     5 Year Old Gifts Hands to These in Need Using 3D Printing

    Cameron Haight, a 5-year old now, was born with Amniotic Band Syndrome, which caused his fingers and toes to be deformed and few amputated. Receiving her own 3D Printed Hand, she and her mother began 3D Printing e-NABLE hands for other children using the first design made by Cameron called Tool 5000. They have set up an NPO called Different Heroes to raise money for these 3D printed hands for children around globe.

  • Stratasys Continues to Help Veterans Through 3D Printed Orthotic Hands

    Stratasys Continues to Help Veterans Through 3D Printed Orthotic Hands

    3D printing solutions company Stratasys worked with the VA Center of Innovation (VACI) to install 3D printers in five VA hospitals across the country, helping veterans with custom 3D printed prosthetics and orthotics. Hand therapist Mary Matthews, with the help of Ben Salatin (Rehabilitation Engineer) made a 3D printed one piece orthotic for Newton, making it more comfortable and damage proof with increased aesthetics.

  • War Victims Start Receiving 3D Printed Prosthetics

    War Victims Start Receiving 3D Printed Prosthetics

    Foundations like the Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) Foundation and International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) are working round the clock to provide new life to more than 1 million victims of war in Syria, Iraq, Yemen and Jordan by providing them 3D Printed Prosthetics. Using the 3D Scanning Technology and 3D Printing simultaneously, the parts can be printed without even doctor-patient meeting, while also cut down the heavy cost of traditional prosthetics that tend to be unfit and uncomfortable to the wearer.

  • The Prodigal Hero Return: 3D Printing For Different Heroes

    Cam Haight of Different Heroes Nonprofit Makes 3D Printed Prosthetic Hand for His Own Hero

    The story of 5-year old Cameron Haight was undoubtedly inspiring, how he was born with Amniotic Band Syndrome (ABS) which cause his finger bones to fuse, skin webbing, indentations on one wrist and fingers and even amputations. With help from eNABLE and Robo R1+ 3D Printer, he started 3D Printing prosthetics for other children in need and now through Different Heroes, a non-profit organization raised by Cam and his parents, they were able to gift their favorite football team Carolina Panthers idol with an adult-sized version of his own 3D Printed Panthers Prosthetic Hand.

  • Man Gets Wolverine Like 3D Printed Titanium Metacarpal Implant

    Man Gets Wolverine Like 3D Printed Titanium Metacarpal Implant

    Paul D’Urso, MD, a neurosurgeon at Epworth Healthcare and the Executive Chairman of Australian medical device company Anatomics, together with Dr. Dan Rowe, engineers from the medical device company designed a 3D printed, patient-specific metacarpal implant to replace a patient’s two missing metacarpals and missing capitate that had resulted from his injury.  The implant was designed with titanium mesh and patient’s hand reconstruction surgery took place at Greenslopes Private Hospital in Queensland.

  • Youbionic Releases Redesigned Version Of Youbionic Arm

    YouBionic Releases Redesigned Version Of Youbionic Arm

    Italian Startup Youbionic was founded by Federico Ciccarese, and they have come up with a newer version of their Youbionic arm that is a Robotic Arm made of 3d printing and designed to perform all movements that a human Arm can accomplish. The arm is 3D printed out of PLA and uses Actuonix Linear Actuators. The company has rolled out the 3D Print Files of the arm for $149 and files for hand for $99 with hopes to fund his team’s further development.

  • 3D Printed Prosthetic With Negligible Assembly For Developing Countries

     3D Printed Prosthetic With Negligible Assembly For Developing Countries

    A team of Researchers recently tried to evaluate the 3D Printed Prosthetics and Their End-Users Usage by creating a Prosthetic that had four features: Body powered control, Cosmetic appearance, Lightweight structure and Water and dirt resistance. The initial samples were printed on an Ultimaker 3, using PLA, testing the leaf spring and movement of the hand in five different experiments. The designs were then tested using both the Box and Blocks Test (BBT) and the Southampton Hand Assessment Procedure (SHAP) test which included 20 healthy students from the Delft University of Technology. The hand had negligible assembly, involving only removal of supports and one ‘snap-fit step.’

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