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The flexibility controlling study for 3D printed splint
Author(s): Jianyou Li; Hiroya Tanaka
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Paper Abstract

The 3D printed splint’s light weight, ventilation and water proof are considered as significant improvement for patients’ comfortableness. Somehow, the flexible material is required in the splint to avoid skin friction may cased by its rigid edge, but this would increase the complexity and timeconsuming. In this study, two main techniques to control the infilling densities and printing temperature are applied on printing splint prototype. The gradual increasing of infilling density from splint outside to inside would turn the partial strength from hard to flexible. Besides, higher printing temperature can also achieve stronger hardness after cooling. Such structural can provide high strength in outside surface to keep the immovable function, and give flexible touch of inside surface to decrease friction on the patient’s skin.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 May 2017
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 10167, Nanosensors, Biosensors, Info-Tech Sensors and 3D Systems 2017, 101671A (22 May 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2261649
Show Author Affiliations
Jianyou Li, Keio Univ. (Japan)
Hiroya Tanaka, Keio Univ. (Japan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10167:
Nanosensors, Biosensors, Info-Tech Sensors and 3D Systems 2017
Vijay K. Varadan, Editor(s)

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