By: e-NABLE Community, 2014-15
Material: ABS plastic
Technology: Fused Deposition Modeling
Manufactured by: e-NABLE Community Makers
The e-NABLE community of volunteers (a worldwide movement of makers, professionals and enthusiasts) specializes in creating free 3D-printed prosthetic devices for children and adults who have wrists but no hands or fingers.
The Raptor Hand Series is just one of many families of designs produced by the e-NABLE Community.
It was conceived as a open source framework on which other designers could build with a distinct goal to lower the barrier to contribution and collaboration in this distributed hardware design project. Some of e-NABLE’s top designers came together to integrate a year’s worth of experience and observation into this design, making it easier to print, faster and cheaper to assemble, and more functional for the end users. It is e-NABLE’s best documented family of designs, making it the easiest to iterate upon, modify, and improve.