Nearly 2 million people are living with limb loss according to the Amputee Coalition, and with traditional prosthetics being expensive und not readily available, amputees worldwide often cannot afford them.
This is why Autodesk teamed up with the Enable Community Foundation (ECF), an organisation focusing on 3D printed hands for children, and service provider Voodoo Manufacturing to donate 750 prosthetic hands to children in need.
Voodoo Manufacturing 3D printed over 22,000 individual parts in their factory in Brooklyn, that were then shipped to Autodesk offices around the world to be assembled by their employees.
With each hand taking about 10 hours just to print, this has been the world’s biggest hand-drive to date. Around 6,000 volunteer hours were contributed by the Autodesk team to make the project a success.