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I found an article by E-nabling The Future titled Introducing e-NABLEs Newest 3D Printer
Hand Design The Raptor!

Enabling the Future recently posted an article about e-NABLEs newest 3D printed hand
design called The Raptor. They came up with The Raptor from some of their best designs,
but they wanted this on to be easier to assemble and print. It also removed the need for
certain hardware and materials that would be hard to get in certain countries. The design
was created in less than a month. The majority of the design is put to together with snap
pins. It also has the option of using Velcro, leather, or other fabrics in the hand for in
countries where certain materials are hard to get. This design is much easier to assemble
and can be available in countries that may not have the required materials for other designs.

a. First article found by the search engine Google titled Project Daniel: 3D Printing
Prosthetic Arms for Children in Sudan, written by National Geographic.
b. Second article found by the search engine Bing titled 3D-Printed Spine Cage
Enables Customised Spinal Fusion Surgery, written by Gizmag.
4. I choose to TRAAP the second article written by Gizmag.
Time This article was written 18th July, 2014.
Relevance This article is relevant to the original article I chose as it is also about 3D
Authority The article was written by Nick Lavars. I do believe he is qualified to write
about this as he is a journalist and has written about technologies previously.
Accuracy I believe the information is trustworthy as he sources his article to Medicrea,
which is a reputable website. I am unsure if it has been tested for accuracy.
Purpose It was written to inform. It is not biased because it is only stating the facts
and not the authors opinion.
5. I found two scholarly journal articles from the CCBC Library database by using the search
phrase 3d printed prosthetics. The first article was written by Sujata K Bhatia, M.D., P.E.
and Shruti Sharma titled 3D-Printed Prosthetics Roll Off the Presses. The second article
was written by Nicholas Herbert, MPhil; David Simpson, MSc; William D. Spence, MSc; and
William Ion, BSc titled A Preliminary Investigation into the Development of #D Printing of
Prosthetic Sockets.


These journals were fairly easy to access considering I had a student account with
CCBC. Although, to my knowledge, you must have a CCBC student or teacher account to
access scholarly journals in the database. So, for people that are not a student or teacher at
CCBC this would not be easy to access. Before using CCBCs database I tried to use the
Google search engine to find scholarly journals, but I found out that I often had to pay to see
the full journal and that is very inconvenient. As for the timeliness, the article by Sujata K
Bhatia and Shruti Sharma was written in 2014 and that would be considered timely.
Although, the article about prosthetic sockets was written in 2005 and that is not very timely
at all. These journals have very much authority in the area of 3D printing as the authors are
either doctors or at least college graduates.

1. Banks, Ken. Project Daniel: 3D Printing Prosthetic Arms for Children in Sudan. National
Geographic. National Geographic, 6 Oct. 2014. Web. 6 Nov. 2014.
2. Bhatia, Sujata K, and Shruti Sharma. 3D-Printed Prosthetics Roll Off the Presses. Proquest
Central 110.5 (2014): 6. Print.
3. Herbert, Nicholas et al. A Preliminary Investigation into the Development of 3-D Printing of
Prosthetic Sockets. The Journal of Rehabilitation Research and Development 42.2 (2005): n.
pag. Print.
4. Lavars, Nick. 3D-Printed Spine Cage Enables Customized Spinal Fusion Surgery. Gizmag.
Gizmag, 18 July 2014. Web. 6 Nov. 2014.
5. Revolutionist, Warm Fuzzy. Introducing E-NABLEs Newest 3D Printed Hand Design - The
Raptor!. E-nabling The Future. N.p., 2 Oct. 2014. Web. 6 Nov. 2014.