Prototyping of Cosmetic Prosthesis of Upper Limb Using Additive Manufacturing Technologies
Aleksandra Radosh 1  
,   Wiesław Kuczko 1  
,   Radosław Wichniarek 1  
,   Filip Górski 1  
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Poznan University of Technology, Chair of Production Engineering and Management, Piotrowo 3 St., Poznan, Poland
Filip Górski   

Poznan University of Technology, pl. M.Skłodowskiej-Curie 5, 60-965 Poznań, Poland
Publication date: 2017-09-03
Adv. Sci. Technol. Res. J. 2017; 11(3):102–108
This paper describes prototyping of an individualized cosmetic arm prosthesis. Aim of the studies was to obtain an anatomically correct, lightweight prosthesis. It was accomplished using additive manufacturing technology of fused deposition modeling. The data was obtained by 3D scanning. An experimental concept of dual extrusion of two different materials was applied – the prosthesis was divided into an elastic shell and a rigid core, manufactured in one process. Obtained results were positive.