Prototyping of an Individualized Multi-Material Wrist Orthosis using Fused Deposition Modelling

Advances in Science and Technology Research Journal. 2019;13(4):39-47 DOI 10.12913/22998624/113543

 

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Journal Title: Advances in Science and Technology Research Journal

ISSN: 2080-4075 (Print); 2299-8624 (Online)

Publisher: Society of Polish Mechanical Engineers and Technicians

Society/Institution: Society of Polish Mechanical Engineers and Technicians

LCC Subject Category: Technology: Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering | Technology: Mechanical engineering and machinery | Technology: Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General) | Technology: Manufactures

Country of publisher: Poland

Language of fulltext: English

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AUTHORS

Filip Górski (Poznan University of Technology, Chair of Production Engineering and Management, Piotrowo 3 Str, 61-138 Poznan, Poland)
Wiesław Kuczko (Poznan University of Technology, Chair of Production Engineering and Management, Piotrowo 3 Str, 61-138 Poznan, Poland)
Weronika Weiss (Poznan University of Technology, Chair of Production Engineering and Management, Piotrowo 3 Str, 61-138 Poznan, Poland)
Radosław Wichniarek (Poznan University of Technology, Chair of Production Engineering and Management, Piotrowo 3 Str, 61-138 Poznan, Poland)
Magdalena Żukowska (Poznan University of Technology, Chair of Production Engineering and Management, Piotrowo 3 Str, 61-138 Poznan, Poland)

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Abstract | Full Text

The paper presents design and manufacturing process of an individualized wrist orthosis. The patient’s upper limb was 3D scanned and the orthosis was design using a CAD system. Each part of the orthosis consists of two different materials, that fulfill different functions. By using the double-head Fused Deposition Modelling machine it was possible to produce theses parts in a single process without the need for additional assembly operations. The orthosis has been tested for mutual fit of parts, strength and comfort of use.