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. If you’re looking for other products, including 3D printers and supplies, please visit the shopping page.

Hand And Arm Assembly Kits

Phoenix Hand Assembly Materials Kit from 3D Universe

3D Universe has put together a comprehensive hardware kit that includes everything necessary to assemble a Phoenix Hand (except the 3D printed parts).  These kits include all of the assembly materials needed for a Phoenix device and is compatible with multiple Phoenix designs, including the Phoenix Original, Phoenix v2, Unlimbited Phoenix, Phoenix Reborn, and the Unlimbited Arm.

Raptor Hand Assembly Materials Kit from 3D Universe

3D Universe 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.

Cyborg Beast Assembly Materials Kit from 3D Universe

3D Universe 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.

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.

Velcro straps

3D Universe has created sets of 12″x1″ velcro strap kits with buckles that work with a variety of e-NABLE devices. You can purchase a pre-cut and buckled straps in their shop.

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 Raptor Reloaded. 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)

 

 

12 thoughts on “Hardware Sources

  1. Hughie Genge Reply

    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. David Hunt Reply

    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

    • Jen Owen - e-NABLE Volunteer Reply

      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. Danielle Watson Reply

    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.

    • Jen Owen - e-NABLE Volunteer Reply

      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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