Envision Hands

Our Biggest project yet

At the moment we are on a mission. Our mission is to create 100 bespoke aids out of bottle caps, with 3D printers, which we will then donate to children in in need.  

Inspired by the Enabling the Future organization we will be participating in the world wide community making and donating 3D printed bespoke aids for children in need across under-serviced countries. The major difference is our project will be using recycled plastic from bottle tops, thus also benefiting the environment.

Bottle caps are fully recyclable. Unfortunately, as reported on ABC’s ‘War on Waste’, they aren’t being recycled. They get sent to landfill, they fall through machinery, and in worst case scenarios, if attached to a bottle, they can explode and force expensive re packing issues.

This overlooked waste product is almost entirely made from HDPE 2 (High Density Poly-Ethylene). After considerable experimentation we have successfully taken this plastic and extruded it to create functioning filament for 3D printers. Once we have the filament we 3D print all the components that make up the hand. Check out our facebook page page for more up to date information on what we’re doing, and our contact page for more information on collection points.

Bottle Cap Process

Our partners

Rotary International and Rotary Wyndham in particular are doing great work in various countries and, with Rotary on the ground in Jamnagar, India, we have sent the first bespoke aid.  The support we have been given by numerous Rotary and Lions clubs is fantastic and with the amazing contribution from the Coca Cola Foundation for the equipment we so desperately need to shred and extrude the plastic needed for the Envision Hands project we are really starting to move now..

Envision Hands is exploding and we are gathering more partners every week and we will be announcing further partners both on a corporate/business as we progress.  If you would like your company to come on board for this exciting environmental and humanitarian project please do not hesitate in contacting Envision.

Kid with new hand