Additive manufacturing for the fabrication of pylon in lower limb prosthesis

Fariborz Tavangarian, Camila Proano

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Abstract

Additive manufacturing has been a successful method for creating medical devices such as hand prostheses, dental implants, and bone implants. With regards to prostheses, additive manufacturing has shown promise in being able to produce low-cost custom made devices without the need for cast or molding techniques. This study evaluates a 3D printed transtibial prosthesis under the same standards that are met by a traditionally made devices. The 3D printed device is tested for its compliance with the standards set by ISO 1038:2016. The tests conducted in this experiment include a static ultimate compression test and a separate structural test in torsion. Each of these tests will be discussed in depth. Furthermore, the overall effectiveness of the 3D printed prosthesis will be compared to a traditionally made lower limb transtibial prosthesis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMaterials Science and Technology 2018, MS and T 2018
PublisherAssociation for Iron and Steel Technology, AISTECH
Pages852-859
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)0873397681, 9780873397681
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2019
EventMaterials Science and Technology 2018, MS and T 2018 - Columbus, United States
Duration: Oct 14 2018Oct 18 2018

Publication series

NameMaterials Science and Technology 2018, MS and T 2018

Other

OtherMaterials Science and Technology 2018, MS and T 2018
CountryUnited States
CityColumbus
Period10/14/1810/18/18

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Materials Science (miscellaneous)

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Tavangarian, F., & Proano, C. (2019). Additive manufacturing for the fabrication of pylon in lower limb prosthesis. In Materials Science and Technology 2018, MS and T 2018 (pp. 852-859). (Materials Science and Technology 2018, MS and T 2018). Association for Iron and Steel Technology, AISTECH. https://doi.org/10.7449/2018/MST2018852859