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3D printed bottle openers – Put to the test

November 13, 2017 in Solution

Bottle openers can give an extra helping hand for people with reduced grip strength, arthritis or other conditions affecting the fingers and hands. Get a grip on that lid and take a swig in style with your very own 3D printed bottle opener – but which should you choose?!

Digital design and manufacturing means we are no longer beholden to the restrictions of mass manufacturing. But with so many designs to choose from online – how can you tell which will work for you?! We’ve put 15 designs to the test to give you an idea…

Bottle openers featured in our test:

  1. Water bottle opener by Perry Cain
  2. Bottle opener by HeinPragt (Winning Design)
  3. Bottle Opener by Matthew Young 237
  4. Water bottle opener by zachnikatel
  5. Bottle opener 3d model by just4fun
  6. Bottle Opener by pelmen
  7. Soda Bottle Opener By Mdekato
  8. Easier Bottle Opener by Mart456
  9. Bottle Opener by McMikel (Winning Design)
  10. Soda Pop Bottle Opener by Kayee
  11. Screw cap bottle opener by FilipPeeters (Winning Design)
  12. Water bottle opener by i3DGear
  13. Bottle Opener by ab3D-Brazil
  14. Bottle Opener by STEVEWBART (Winning Design)
  15. Tri-Bar Water Bottle Cap Wrench by chetjohnston

 

 

 

 

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Padded foam handles

October 20, 2016 in Solution

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For a budget friendly way to create built up handles for cutlery, pens and toothbrushes, you can use a pack of foam hair rollers!

This video uses foam tubing purchased specifically for making built up handles.

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DIY Straw Holder

October 14, 2016 in Solution

Materials:

  • Ballpoint pen
  • Clothes peg

Tools:

  • Junior hacksaw
  • Hot glue gun
  • Sandpaper
  • Craft knife

Method:

  • Remove the nib and ink reservoir from the ballpoint pen
  • Mark and saw a section approx 3cm long
  • Sand the edges and use a blade to clean the inside edges
  • Using hot glue, fix the pen section to the peg and leave a moment to set
  • Enjoy your new straw holder!

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Bottle top opener

September 29, 2016 in Solution

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Via Pinshape

A little extra leverage to twist off that bottle cap…

Download the design files

Our sponsor charity DEMAND Design & Manufacture for Disability will be happy to help if you don’t have access to a 3D printer, just get in touch via their website.

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Via Pinshape

Bottle top opener

September 28, 2016 in Solution

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Via Thingiverse

If you struggle to get a grip on bottle caps, print this and put it to the test!

Download the design files

Our sponsor charity DEMAND Design & Manufacture for Disability will be happy to help if you don’t have access to a 3D printer, just get in touch via their website.

Remember to click the ‘This Solution Helped Me’ button at the top of this page, or leave a comment letting us know how you got on with this solution!

Via Thingiverse

Water bottle opener

September 28, 2016 in Solution

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Via Thingiverse

Don’t struggle with screw tops while you’re out of the house, keep one of these in your bag!

Download the design files

Our sponsor charity DEMAND Design & Manufacture for Disability will be happy to help if you don’t have access to a 3D printer, just get in touch via their website.

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Via Thingiverse

Arm Spork

September 28, 2016 in Solution

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Via Thingiverse

It seems to work for this kiddo! Will it work for you?

Download the design files

Our sponsor charity DEMAND Design & Manufacture for Disability will be happy to help if you don’t have access to a 3D printer, just get in touch via their website.

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Via Thingiverse

Chopstick helper

September 28, 2016 in Solution

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Via Youmagine

A funky little helper to make using chopsticks simple.

Download the design files

Our sponsor charity DEMAND Design & Manufacture for Disability will be happy to help if you don’t have access to a 3D printer, just get in touch via their website.

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Via Youmagine

Right angled cutlery holder

September 28, 2016 in Solution

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Via Thingiverse

A right angled cutlery holder – this could be the perfect for eating out in restaurants or cafes when you don’t want to bring your own cutlery!

Download the design files

Our sponsor charity DEMAND Design & Manufacture for Disability will be happy to help if you don’t have access to a 3D printer, just get in touch via their website.

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Via Thingiverse

Multi purpose gripping aid

September 28, 2016 in Solution

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Via Thingiverse

A utensil holder that can be used for cutlery, paintbrushes and pens, what else can you think of?!

Download the design files

Our sponsor charity DEMAND Design & Manufacture for Disability will be happy to help if you don’t have access to a 3D printer, just get in touch via their website.

Remember to click the ‘This Solution Helped Me’ button at the top of this page, or leave a comment letting us know how you got on with this solution!

Via Thingiverse

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