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Tomy working with his third hand (Source: Sintratec)

21. October 2021

Sintratec: A wearable third hand

Especially in times of a pandemic, when you don’t always have another person around to assist you, a mechanical helping hand can be particularly useful. That is why Sintratec 3D operator and scientific draughtsman Tomy designed an extraordinary wearable third hand.

The 3D printed third hand includes several useful tools. (Source: Sintratec)The 3D printed third hand includes several useful tools. (Source: Sintratec)

Subsequently 3D printed – on the Sintratec S2 system – and assembled, it is now used for all kinds of craft work in the company’s in-house production. The part consists of a stable PA12 wrist brace, a flexible TPE strap and various movable tools. The wrist brace and the various tool attachments were laser-sintered from stable Sintratec PA12 and therefore robust – while the wrist strap was 3D printed with Sintratec TPE, keeping it flexible and adjustable to the wearer’s arms. As tools his current version includes a flashlight mount, an extendable cable holder, as well as an alligator clip.

Sintratec will exhibit at Formnext (hall 12.1, stand CO1).


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