Umbilical Cord Clip

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About this device
Umbilical Cord Clamp.jpeg
Keywords 3D printing, medical device, umbilical cord clamp, childbirth
Uses medical, development
Authors Nicolas Winkler
Status Prototype
Made? Yes
Replicated? No
Designed in United States
Affiliations MOST
Cost USD $ 0.20
SDGs SDG03 Good health and well-being
SDG11 Sustainable cities and communities
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Hardware CC BY-SA 4.0
Instructions data
Manufacturing files http://web.archive.org/web/20160512011215/http://www.thingiverse.com:80/thing:1183604
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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.