Find out how you can get a 3D printed hand for you or someone you know!
Please choose from the options below:
I WANT TO BUILD IT MYSELF AND I HAVE ACCESS TO A 3D PRINTER!
Let’s get started! You can do this!
I WANT TO CONNECT WITH AN e-NABLE CHAPTER GROUP TO BE MATCHED TO A VOLUNTEER IN MY AREA!
Please visit the e-NABLE chapters page to see if there is a chapter near to you that can help 3D print, fit and assemble a device for you or your child or teach you how to create your own! If you do not find a chapter group near to you that is available to help, please feel free to visit the e-NABLE Web Central Matching app, created by 3D Universe, to help match recipients to makers around the world. Please note that this app is not hosted on enablingthefuture.org and was not created by enablingthefuture.org. Any information shared through the app, is not shared with enablingthefuture.org and enablingthefuture.org is not responsible for any matching services done through this app. Please also note that enablingthefuture.org does not guarantee that you or your child will be matched to a volunteer through this app.
I WANT TO BE MATCHED WITH AN e-NABLE VOLUNTEER THROUGH THE MATCHING APP CREATED BY 3D UNIVERSE!
Please read the informational blog post to find the link to the e-NABLE Web Central matching app that has been created by 3D Universe, to help recipients connect directly to the global e-NABLE Community of volunteers who are able to help 3D print and assemble devices for those in need. Please note that this app is not hosted on enablingthefuture.org and was not created by enablingthefuture.org. Any information shared through the app, is not shared with enablingthefuture.org and enablingthefuture.org is not responsible for any matching services done through this app. Please also note that enablingthefuture.org does not guarantee that you or your child will be matched to a volunteer through this app.
I WANT TO BUILD IT MYSELF BUT DO NOT HAVE ACCESS TO A 3D PRINTER: Please visit our e-NABLE Chapters map to see if there is a chapter group near you that will be able to print parts for you! If there are no chapters in your area, please visit the guide to lists of schools, universities, public and academic libraries, fablabs, makerspaces and makerfaires as well as print-for-hire shops where you can gain access to 3D printers all over the world and a list of recommended 3D printers to purchase for your own!
Chances are, there is a 3D printer owner very near to you who would be more than excited to help print parts and assemble a device for you or someone you know who is seeking a 3D printed e-NABLE Community designed hand or arm!
** Please note: It is very important that you work with your physician, occupational therapist, physical therapist or prosthetist when using a 3D printed open-source e-NABLE device.
We highly encourage you to research into your own communities to locate 3D printers in your areas to get assistance from libraries, schools, fablabs, print shops and makerspaces to help print your own devices and seek guidance from the e-NABLE Community Volunteers through the Google+ Community and the forums!
Please let us know if there is anything else we can help you with!
Please keep in mind that enablingthefuture.org is not a matching service! We are not responsible for any devices created by any global 3D printing volunteers for end users of these devices. We simply offer information and links to information created by the global e-NABLE Community through this website.
Enablingthefuture.org is an informational hub, created by Jen Owen, to share information developed by the global e-NABLE Volunteer Community on how to build a 3D printed hand or arm device of your own or for someone else in need, locate local makerspaces, fablabs, libraries, schools, universities and 3D printing shops where you can find 3D printers in your area, provide links to resources, tutorials and the volunteer community members who are available to answer your questions as you embark on this journey into 3D printed assistive devices!