Hardware Sources

Many of e-NABLE’s designs require a collection of parts that aren’t currently 3D-printable.  Below are some sources of hardware, cabling, and medical grade materials that are used in many of the designs

 

 

Raptor Hand Hardware Kit from 3DUniverse 

e-NABLEr Jeremy Simon has put together a comprehensive hardware kit that includes everything necessary to assemble a Raptor Hand (except the 3D printed parts).  We highly recommend this option as it is the easiest and fastest way to gather all necessary parts for a Raptor Hand.

Raptor Hand Hand Assembly Materials Kit from Matterhackers.com

Matterhackers.com has created an e-NABLE Hub on their website to help provide information on 3D printing, suggestions for 3D printers and now hand assembly kits for creating the Raptor or Raptor Reloaded e-NABLE hand designs. A portion of every sale from these kits goes back to helping maintain the enablingthefuture.org website.

Cyborg Beast Hardware Kit from 3DUniverse 

e-NABLEr Jeremy Simon has put together a comprehensive hardware kit that includes everything necessary to assemble a Cyborg Beast (except the 3D printed parts).  We highly recommend this option as it is the easiest and fastest way to gather all necessary parts for a Cyborg Beast.

Chicago screws

Also know as interscrews, binding screws, book screws, and menu screws.

Elastic line

Tendon line

Orthoplastic/Foam Padding

Velcro

Beads

Used for securing tendon and elastic lines to the ends of the fingertips in the Cyborg Beast.

Protective Sleeves

Screws

The following are the sizes of screws used in the Cyborg Beast and Raptor Hand. Multiple sizes are listed for each screw type. The particular size needed will depend on the size of the hand being produced. These screws can be found at most hardware stores.

Tensioner screws (2×5/8in)
Tensioner screws (4×3/4in)
Tensioner screws (6×3/4in)
Tensioner screws (8×3/4in)
Raptor Palm Screw (4-40X3/8)
Raptor Palm Stop Nut (4-40)
Raptor Palm Screw (6-32X1/2)
Raptor Palm Stop Nut (6-32)
Raptor Palm screw – base of palm (4X3/8)
Raptor Palm screw – base of palm (6X1/2)

Lee Tippi Gel Grip Fingertips

Lee Tippi Gel Grip Fingertips are a popular option for improving the fingertip grip on e-NABLE Community 3D printed hand and arm designs.

They can be purchased from 3D Universe or at your local Staples, Office Max, Office Depot, Walmart or office supply stores as well as from Amazon.com.

12 thoughts on “Hardware Sources

  1. Looking for a good list of hardware suppliers in Ontario Canada preferable around Renfrew County / Ottawa area. In addition any othe e-nablers in my area that can assist me with the learning.

  2. If I just fancy printing one and sending to you is that O.K.? mainly just to see if I am doing things correctly. Please reply and I will add further details about myself.
    Regards
    Dave

    • The 3D printer filament can be purchased at various online and in person stores but will depend on which 3D printer you use.

      Best place to ask for advice on this is in the forums. 🙂

  3. Hi, I am not really clear on what a “tensioner screw” is. My local hardware store didn’t know or didn’t have them and if you search for tensioner screws on home depot’s website it doesn’t come up.

    • Hello Danielle!

      I think they are basic wood screws and the community simply calls them “Tensioner screws” because they are used in the tension block!

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