3D Printing Prosthetic Hands

Improving 3D Printed Prosthetic Hands in Tanzania

Lake Victoria Disability Centre in Musoma, Tanzania, recently upgraded their 3D printer to an Ultimaker 2+ that they purchased from Kuunda 3D. The engineers and technicians at LVDC had been using a Prusa i3 Hephestos 3D printer that they assembled from a kit in Musoma. They contacted us to purchase an Ultimaker 2+ because they wanted to upgrade to a more reliable 3D printer from a local company. Because Kuunda 3D is based in Tanzania and Kenya, we are able to provide local support, including technical support, warranty extension and supply of spare parts.

In addition to the extra reliability of the Ultimaker 2+, the technicians are now able to print WAY faster than on their previous printer.

What took 44 hours to print on the Hephestos printed in 10 hours on the Ultimaker 2+!  The team can print 4 times as many hands with their new printer!

 

You can watch Rajab from LVDC talking about his project here.

i3 hephestos
44 hours
Ultimaker 2+ #3
10 hours

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We at Kuunda 3D are very happy to support these amazing projects and innovators using 3D printing to improve lives in Tanzania.

LVDC receives support from Enable the Future and the Scottish Government. They print this Flexy-Hand by Gyrobot: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:380665.

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