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    Looking for a rubbery filament that can be used to create a grip

    Hi there, I'm looking for a filament that I can use to print a rubbery grip on a prosthetic finger. Basically I'm printing E-nable prosthetic hands but the PLA or PETG plastic is terrible at gripping objects, rendering the hand almost useless.

    Currently people are adding silicone Lee Tippi finger grips to the fingers after printing, but these are hard to get hold of and very expensive in the UK. Plus I want to 3d print the entire thing!

    I look forward to hearing back from you all.

    Regards

    Neil

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    Hi Neil-hunter,

    Take a look at the TPE material from Recreus. TPU is also a possibility, but in our findings TPE has a more 'grippy' character. Depending on your setup, you might need to do some adjustments in print settings to print the stuff, since it isn't optimised for most direct drive systems.
    If you want I can upload some stuff later on from the parts we printed with it.

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