Lightweight custom composite prosthetic components using an additive manufacturing-based molding technique

@article{Leddy2015LightweightCC,
  title={Lightweight custom composite prosthetic components using an additive manufacturing-based molding technique},
  author={Michael T. Leddy and Joseph T. Belter and Kevin D. Gemmell and Aaron M. Dollar},
  journal={2015 37th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC)},
  year={2015},
  pages={4797-4802}
}
Additive manufacturing techniques are becoming more prominent and cost-effective as 3D printing becomes higher quality and more inexpensive. The idea of 3D printed prosthetics components promises affordable, customizable devices, but these systems currently have major shortcomings in durability and function. In this paper, we propose a fabrication method… CONTINUE READING