Flexible fingertip for prosthetics - prototype 1

This fingertip is based on a silicone fingertip which is used by a research group in Brazil (mao3d) for e-nable (enablingthefuture.org) prostethic hands. I intend to contribute to the project and this is my first prototype using flexible filament (Ninjaflex) to print.

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This fingertip is based on a silicone fingertip which is used by a research group in Brazil (mao3d) for e-nable (enablingthefuture.org) prosthetic hands. I intend to contribute to the project and this is my first prototype using flexible filament (Ninjaflex) to print.

Printed with 0.1mm layer height using 30mm/s speed and support in the hollow circles which was later removed.

It will pass through some tests and will likely have a few iterations because it's good enough for replacing the silicone part.

I have modeled it in OpenSCAD to enable others to improve on my design and also to be easily modifiable to various sizes. In the future, I will probably turn it into a custom or parametric design.

Kudos to Dr. Maria Elizete Kunkel who gave me a sample on which to base and model the part.

Materials and methods

- Flexible filament (I used Filaflex)
- 0.1mm layer height
- support in the inner circles (use your slicer)

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83679d7d2fe3aa426128f09b8fd65eb2?default=blank&size=40josuevargas17 added this to the finger collection ago
D165c637cbb69178d3bce77048c58ca4?default=blank&size=40Patola published this design ago