Transactions on Additive Manufacturing Meets Medicine
Vol 1 No 1 (2019): Trans. AMMM
https://doi.org/10.18416/AMMM.2019.1909S01T05

Medical Diagnostics and Therapy

3D printed alternative to plaster of Paris in splinting applications, experimental overview

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Angus Potter Fitzpatrick (Fraunhofer Project Center, University of Twente, Enschede, Netherlands and School of Engineering, Deakin University, Geelong, Australia), Ian Gibson (Fraunhofer Project Center, University of Twente, Enschede, Netherlands and School of Engineering, Deakin University, Geelong, Australia)

Abstract

This paper studies the compressive force distribution of a hexagonal pattern on a tubular structure. Variables are the spar and the wall thicknesses, tested cross-axially for both break and yield points. Results are compared to those of plaster of Paris, with the end goal of finding a superior method of creating splints and orthoses for upper limb support.

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