Performance of Low-Cost 3D Printed Pylon in Lower Limb Prosthetic Device

Fariborz Tavangarian, Camila Proano, Caleb Zolko

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Abstract

In this study, pylon section of lower limb prosthetic device was fabricated by additive manufacturing technique. Polylactic acid polymer was used as the filament for 3D printing of pylons. The 3D printed pylons were tested to evaluate their compliance with the standards set by ISO 1038:2016 (Prosthetics—Structural testing of lower limb prostheses—Requirements and test methods). A static proof test and compression test were applied on the pylons to evaluate their performance. The results showed that 3D printed pylons have enough strength under stress and exceed the requirements of the standards and therefore can replace the metallic pylons in lower limb prostheses. Using 3D printers as an alternative fabrication technique can open a new horizon to increase the accessibility of lower limb prostheses for low-income populations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationTMS 2019 148th Annual Meeting and Exhibition Supplemental Proceedings
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Pages1207-1215
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)9783030058609
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2019
Event148th Annual Meeting and Exhibition of The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society, TMS 2019 - San Antonio, United States
Duration: Mar 10 2019Mar 14 2019

Publication series

NameMinerals, Metals and Materials Series
ISSN (Print)2367-1181
ISSN (Electronic)2367-1696

Conference

Conference148th Annual Meeting and Exhibition of The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society, TMS 2019
CountryUnited States
CitySan Antonio
Period3/10/193/14/19

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry

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Tavangarian, F., Proano, C., & Zolko, C. (2019). Performance of Low-Cost 3D Printed Pylon in Lower Limb Prosthetic Device. In TMS 2019 148th Annual Meeting and Exhibition Supplemental Proceedings (pp. 1207-1215). (Minerals, Metals and Materials Series). Springer International Publishing. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-05861-6_115