The flexibility controlling study for 3D printed splint

Jian-You Li, Hiroya Tanaka

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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
ISBN (Electronic)9781510608191
StatePublished - 2017
EventNanosensors, Biosensors, Info-Tech Sensors and 3D Systems 2017 - Portland, United States
Duration: 26 Mar 201729 Mar 2017

Publication series

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


ConferenceNanosensors, Biosensors, Info-Tech Sensors and 3D Systems 2017
Country/TerritoryUnited States


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