Let’s take a look at how 3D printing is being used to produce fully functional prosthetic hands for children in need.
Brent Chanin from a company called Mediprint, reached out to Cimquest to let us know about a not for profit company who aims at equipping disabled children with 3D printed prosthetic hands. He asked if Cimquest would be interested in participating in their program and naturally, our answer was a resounding yes!
You may have heard of E-Nable. It is an organization dedicated to matching children in need with the 3D printing community and its ability to produce almost anything. Using specially designed parts, anyone can download the necessary CAD files and print the components for a “robo hand.” From there E-Nable will match your hand up with a recipient.
Through our participation, Cimquest offered to print hands for E-Nable using some of our Stratasys Dimension FDM 3D Printers. All of the hands were printed in Durable ABS plastic using a soluble support, which was subsequently removed in an automated procedure in a cleaning station. From there the parts were ready to go and looking great. When all is said and done, we were able to turn over a total of 25 hands.
Cimquest is pleased to contribute to this wonderful organization and we can’t wait to see these hands in action! E-Nables network continues to provide widespread support to less fortunate children around the world, and you can learn more about their platform today by visiting http://enablingthefuture.org/
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