Prototyping of an Individualized Multi-Material Wrist Orthosis using Fused Deposition Modelling
Filip Górski 1  
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Wiesław Kuczko 1  
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Poznan University of Technology, Chair of Production Engineering and Management, Piotrowo 3 Str, 61-138 Poznan, Poland
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Radosław Wichniarek   

Poznan University of Technology, Chair of Production Engineering and Management, Piotrowo 3 Str, 61-138 Poznan, Poland
Publish date: 2019-12-01
 
Adv. Sci. Technol. Res. J. 2019; 13(4):39–47
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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.