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3D Printed Exoskeleton Hands

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3D Model

Make's Description

"Just a couple of high school students trying to make a difference with local prostheses." #BCN3DCULTS

A total of 80 hours of printing on our school's printer; after about 2 hours worth of online processing in the slicing tool. In an effort to perfect the automation of prosthetics, we printed both an exoskeletal hand, and a prosthetic hand. The prosthetic takes readings from the exoskeletal hand when hooked up via flex, tension, and force sensors; to be connected via an Arduino system..

3D Printer

Markforge Mark One


  • Raft: Yes
  • Resolution: 0.1 mm
  • Temperature: 256 °C
  • Support: Yes
  • Infill: 100 %
  • Speed: 40 mm/s

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As a matter of fact, the files are already out there. This is the culmination of 2 different projects, which I modified, printed, and turned into a functional prosthesis. The link to the claw is: , and the link to the prosthetic element is: . Best of luck!

If you want the glossy matte, you can probably do some post-processing, but in my case, elements that I wanted shinier, I utilized simple PLA, and for those that needed more stability, and a matte finish, I utilized Onyx fiber from Markforge.

This is awesome !
Do you plan to share or sell the stl files ?