Transactions on Additive Manufacturing Meets Medicine
Vol 4 No 1 (2022): Trans. AMMM
A non-assembly approach for an additively manufactured finger prothesis
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A new approach to print non-assembly mechanisms with reduced joint clearance is used to create an additive manufactured finger prosthesis. Like other additive manufacturing methods, Fused Layer Modeling (FLM) requires a sufficient clearance between parts to archive moveable non-assembly mechanisms. A two-material design and a heat treatment allowed improving the accuracy of the movement beyond the printing limitations. It was shown that a functional finger prosthesis can be produced using this technique.