The flexibility controlling study for 3D printed splint

Jianyou Li, Hiroya Tanaka

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNanosensors, Biosensors, Info-Tech Sensors and 3D Systems 2017
EditorsVijay K. Varadan
PublisherSPIE
ISBN (Electronic)9781510608191
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Jan 1
Externally publishedYes
EventNanosensors, Biosensors, Info-Tech Sensors and 3D Systems 2017 - Portland, United States
Duration: 2017 Mar 262017 Mar 29

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume10167
ISSN (Print)0277-786X
ISSN (Electronic)1996-756X

Other

OtherNanosensors, Biosensors, Info-Tech Sensors and 3D Systems 2017
CountryUnited States
CityPortland
Period17/3/2617/3/29

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Li, J., & Tanaka, H. (2017). The flexibility controlling study for 3D printed splint. In V. K. Varadan (Ed.), Nanosensors, Biosensors, Info-Tech Sensors and 3D Systems 2017 [101671A] (Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering; Vol. 10167). SPIE. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2261649