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Medical Tweezers

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About this device
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Keywords 3D printing, forceps, medical equipment, osat 3d-printable designs, tweezers
Uses medical, development
Authors Nicholas Kolean
Status Prototype
Made? Yes
Replicated? Yes
Published 2016
Designed in Michigan, USA
Affiliations MTU
Materials Plastic
Cost USD $ 0.08
SDGs SDG03 Good health and well-being
License data
Hardware CC BY-SA 4.0
Instructions data
Manufacturing files https://3dprint.nih.gov/discover/3DPX-004273%7C
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Designed in response to a request for Medical Tweezers from Field Ready. This is a versatile design for Medical Tweezers as it's designed in openSCAD to be customized to the user's desire, such as number or teeth, grip points, space between each grip, size of the tip, and etc. Designed to print without supports.

Bill of Materials[edit | edit source]

Tools needed[edit | edit source]

Technical Specifications and Assembly Instructions[edit | edit source]

  • Print Time: approx. 30 Minutes
  • Use openSCAD File to customize your own tweezers

Cost savings[edit | edit source]

  1. Estimated cost of $0.08 in PLA
  2. Commecial Equivalent $1.90
  3. $1.82 savings and %95.79 savings

References[edit | edit source]


  1. web page: "Field Ready - Humanitarian Supplies Made-in-the-Field." Field Ready - Humanitarian Supplies Made-in-the-Field. N.p., n.d. Web. 04 Dec. 2016. http://www.fieldready.org/medical-tweezers