Printed Prehensile Emulates 27 Bones of The Hand with Aluminum Tubes, Coiled Springs, and Nylon

Since the establishment of 3D printing, the world and industry, more importantly, has changed dramatically. Many have been able to combine the capability of modeling and printing to create the most amazing utilities.

The modification of prosthetic is one such example. What many haven’t been able to achieve is a prosthetic that registers similar characteristics with the human appendage. Though rough around the edges, Prehensile offers the user to combine an elegant form with hardy, easy-to-incorporate materials, to make the hand not only normal to the eye, but attractive.

Designer : Fraser Leid

Printed Prehensile by Fraser Leid

Printed Prehensile by Fraser Leid

Emulating the 27 bones of the hand, the internal rigging consists of various thicknesses of aluminum tubing and coiled springs. The core elastic driver behind the flexor and extensor movement is Nylon. Each digit requires two cords, which provides an option to flex or extend the fingers they’re rigged to.

All ABS plastic components are printed and are individually assembled either as a snap-fit onto various joins, or fastened down with stainless steel cap screws. All steel and aluminum components come in the assembly kit, along with the Printing File. Printed Prehensile project is a very marketable interpretation of the device that will not only be affordable, but infinitely customizable!

Printed Prehensile by Fraser Leid

Printed Prehensile by Fraser Leid

Printed Prehensile by Fraser Leid

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Printed Prehensile by Fraser Leid

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Printed Prehensile by Fraser Leid

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Printed Prehensile by Fraser Leid

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Printed Prehensile by Fraser Leid

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Printed Prehensile by Fraser Leid

Printed Prehensile by Fraser Leid

Printed Prehensile by Fraser Leid

Printed Prehensile by Fraser Leid

Printed Prehensile by Fraser Leid

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