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Advances in Orthotic and Prosthetic Manufacturing: A Technology Review

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Energy and Materials, University of Extremadura, 06006 Badajoz, Spain
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Materials 2020, 13(2), 295; https://doi.org/10.3390/ma13020295
Received: 31 October 2019 / Revised: 27 December 2019 / Accepted: 31 December 2019 / Published: 9 January 2020
In this work, the recent advances for rapid prototyping in the orthoprosthetic industry are presented. Specifically, the manufacturing process of orthoprosthetic aids are analysed, as thier use is widely extended in orthopedic surgery. These devices are devoted to either correct posture or movement (orthosis) or to substitute a body segment (prosthesis) while maintaining functionality. The manufacturing process is traditionally mainly hand-crafted: The subject’s morphology is taken by means of plaster molds, and the manufacture is performed individually, by adjusting the prototype over the subject. This industry has incorporated computer aided design (CAD), computed aided engineering (CAE) and computed aided manufacturing (CAM) tools; however, the true revolution is the result of the application of rapid prototyping technologies (RPT). Techniques such as fused deposition modelling (FDM), selective laser sintering (SLS), laminated object manufacturing (LOM), and 3D printing (3DP) are some examples of the available methodologies in the manufacturing industry that, step by step, are being included in the rehabilitation engineering market—an engineering field with growth and prospects in the coming years. In this work we analyse different methodologies for additive manufacturing along with the principal methods for collecting 3D body shapes and their application in the manufacturing of functional devices for rehabilitation purposes such as splints, ankle-foot orthoses, or arm prostheses. View Full-Text
Keywords: rapid prototyping; additive manufacturing; orthoses; prostheses; fused deposition modeling; laminated object manufacturing; selective laser sintering rapid prototyping; additive manufacturing; orthoses; prostheses; fused deposition modeling; laminated object manufacturing; selective laser sintering
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Barrios-Muriel, J.; Romero-Sánchez, F.; Alonso-Sánchez, F.J.; Rodríguez Salgado, D. Advances in Orthotic and Prosthetic Manufacturing: A Technology Review. Materials 2020, 13, 295. https://doi.org/10.3390/ma13020295

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Barrios-Muriel J, Romero-Sánchez F, Alonso-Sánchez FJ, Rodríguez Salgado D. Advances in Orthotic and Prosthetic Manufacturing: A Technology Review. Materials. 2020; 13(2):295. https://doi.org/10.3390/ma13020295

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Barrios-Muriel, Jorge; Romero-Sánchez, Francisco; Alonso-Sánchez, Francisco J.; Rodríguez Salgado, David. 2020. "Advances in Orthotic and Prosthetic Manufacturing: A Technology Review" Materials 13, no. 2: 295. https://doi.org/10.3390/ma13020295

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