3DP Applications

3D Printing Mechanical Hands – Robohand and Makerbot

Here is a great example of how 3D printing can be used for some inspiring causes. After losing four of his fingers in an unfortunate work accident, Richard Van As decided to “fix” the situation. Along with help from Ivan Owen, a collaborator who had experience with mechanical prop hands, the Robohand project got started. At this point Richard’s and Ivan’s process was still painstakingly slow, so it was good news when Makerbot donated MakerBot Replicator 2 for the both of them. Soon after making a set of fingers for himself, Richard realized how easy it would be to apply the same process for other people in need. Check the video below to see some of the stories on how the Robohand project has helped people.


Support Robohand: Indiegogo.com/projects/robohand