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$652
pledged of $1,900pledged of $1,900 goal
12
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Fri, August 12 2016 8:02 PM UTC +00:00

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Sustainability of FORM5 Prosthetics

When I see the future of 3D printing, and the possibilities with prosthetics, I think of how Form5 can cut back on waste. Roughly 14 billion pounds of plastic is deposited into our oceans every year, polluting of our environment. How can Form5 make a difference by providing prosthetics and positively impact the environment? 3D printing requires prototyping and constant modification, which can lead to plastic material piling up from failed prints, and product mockups that are cast off as waste, and never make it into final products. This is a key issue in all lines of the printing industry, but the 3D world is the first to allow for a solution, a means to repurpose, reform and recycle the plastic waste from those prototypes and failed attempts: name the device. Form5 is something I want to grow with the times and not only create a difference in the lives of others, but in a manner as sustainable as possible for us all. Consider it a hand that is being given, that continues to give back. After speaking at TEDx New Albany I started to see my movement head toward this new direction. I intend to execute every project in the future, by providing all recycled 3D printed devices that utilize failed prints and wasted consumer plastic in each device I am ready to reform and make a bigger difference with Form5, one recycled 3D printed prosthetic hand at a time. The equipment requested below allows for the continuation of fabricating 3D printed prosthetics, as well a sustainable solution to continue making a difference and reforming prosthetics. I am requesting $1,900 for the following:

Funding Equipment Request:

Fabrication Machinery: 

Filament Extruder - $965.50

Electric Chipper - $123.99

Ultimaker Extrusion Upgrade Kit - $ 395.00 

1TB Hard-Drive - $99.99

Multifunction Kitchen and Food Scale - $11.97

Material(Filament): 

Color: White 2.85 PLA Filament(One roll/1 Kg) - $34.00 

Color: Blue 2.85 PLA ColorFabb Filament(One roll/750 Kg) - $39.00 

Color: Green 2.85 PLA ColorFabb Filament(One roll/750 Kg) - $39.00

Prosthetic Parts: 

Raptor Hand Kits - $25.00 

Raptor Hand Kits - $25.00

Raptor Hand Kits - $25.00

 *All italicized Items are 10% total due to e-Nable member discount with 3D Universe*

Total: $1708.75

* 10% Kickstarter fees*

 Kickstarter Goal: $1,900

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    $10 e-Nable "Raptor" (Prosthetic) Hand

    A 10$ Donation by a backer will be utilized to create/print an assembly kit of a "Raptor Reloaded", 3D printed hand device that will be shipped to e-Nable and distributed to a recipient with an Upper Limb Difference!

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    A 25$ Donation by a backer will be utilized to create/print an assembly kit of a "Raptor Reloaded", 3D printed hand device that will be shipped to e-Nable and distributed to a recipient with an Upper Limb Difference!

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