Umbilical Cord Clamp.jpeg
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Manufacturing files http://web.archive.org/web/20160512011215/http://www.thingiverse.com:80/thing:1183604
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Hardware license [ ]
Project data
Authors Nicolas Winkler
Made? Yes
Replicated? No
Cost USD $ 0.2
Export to Open Know How Manifest
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Type Device, Project
Keywords 3D printing, medical device, umbilical cord clamp, childbirth
SDGs Sustainable Development Goals SDG03 Good health and well-being
SDG11 Sustainable cities and communities
Authors Nicolas Winkler
Kathy Nativi
Published 2015
License CC BY-SA 3.0
Affiliations Michigan_Tech's_Open_Sustainability_Technology_Lab
Language English (en)
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Umbilical Cord Clip[edit | edit source]

Project developed by Nicolas Winkler [[[User:Nicolas Winkler|Nicolas Winkler]] (talk) 06:44, 8 December 2015 (PST)]

Abstract[edit | edit source]

  1. Easy to print and cost effective umbilical cord clip. This clip can easily be printed and used for a new born baby. Most clips use a latch to keep shut, by realizing that you can slide an umbilical cord down the channels of my clip you can firmly clip a cord.


Umbilical Cord Clamp.jpeg

Bill of Materials[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.5 grams of PLA
  2. Upload and link to all source files from open source CAD
  3. Upload and link to all STLs Simple Umbilical Cord Clip

Tools needed[edit | edit source]

MOST Delta RepRap or similar RepRap 3-D printer

Considerations[edit | edit source]

  • Umbilical cords have no nerve endings so a slight pinching from the channels on the cord will not cause discomfort.
  • The cords take 1 to 2 weeks to fall off, once off the clip can be easily removed.

Technical Specifications and Assembly Instructions[edit | edit source]

Simply slip the clip onto the umbilical cord until it it crimped in between the jaws.

Cost savings[edit | edit source]

  1. Store bought variants cost around $12 to $20. This does not take into consideration the shipping costs to remote locations.
  2. 3 Umbilical Cord Clamps
  3. Cost of materials $.20, savings per unit $12 to $20.