Prototyping of Individual Ankle Orthosis Using Additive Manufacturing Technologies
Natalia Wierzbicka 1  
,   Filip Górski 1  
,   Radosław Wichniarek 1  
,   Wiesław Kuczko 1  
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Poznan University of Technology, Chair of Production Engineering and Management, Piotrowo 3 St., Poznan
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):283–288
The paper presents design and manufacturing process of an individualized ankle orthosis using additive manufacturing technologies and reverse engineering. Conventional processes of manufacturing of orthosesareexpensive and time consuming -an alternative method was proposed. The patient’s leg was 3D scanned and the orthosis was designed using a CAD system. It was then manufactured using the Fused Deposition Modelling technology, assembled and fully tested. Positive results were obtained.