This release contains all the required files to create reverse dovetail thermo-formed gauntlets for e-nable devices and is currently compatible with both Raptor Reloaded and Phoenix hands. Printed in PLA the gauntlet is heated when printed to form a natural, strong gauntlet.
This release also includes the Autodesk Fusion 360 source archive to allow for easier modification and customisation of this gauntlet.
This release contains the following files :-
V4 Thermo-form gauntlet, this scales at the same size as the e-nable device being produced.
Forming Jig to allow shaping to be performed without the recipient / without risk of burns to the recipient.
Team UnLimited 3 pin partial adaptive grip;
Customised tension box pin that has an internal rounder surface for the Team UnLimited 3 pin adaptive grip system.
Team UnLimbited Thermo-form Reverse Dovetail Advantages
Significantly stronger than standard printed gauntlet.
Lighter than standard gauntlet.
Much faster printing time.
Allows for a more natural forming shape
Recipient reported advantages include :-
Better fitting, more comfortable
Feels more "connected"
Improved performance with device, able to create better, stronger grip.
Team UnLimbited Thermo-form Reverse Dovetail Features
Reverse dovetail to allow for a more natural forming of the gauntlet without distorting the tensioner block interface.
Dual strap mounts to eliminate the use of wide velcro and the associated comfort problem it creates.
Use either narrow velcro double sided tape or pre-made velcro straps to secure the gauntlet; both available on eBay etc.
Crescent Moon front wrist pressure release area to aid with comfort.
Suggested lining material is Dr Scholl moleskin plus padding roll, if the device is correctly sized and formed then there should be no need for additional foam padding.
As ever the recipient should wear a prosthetic sock with any e-NABLE device.