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.

Tomy working with his third hand (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.

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

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