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posted on 01.10.2018, 11:07 by Sarah Kelly, Abby PatersonAbby Paterson, Richard BibbRichard Bibb
Research has shown that wrist splints can be made using Additive Manufacturing (AM) with a similar or greater performance than splints created using traditional manufacturing methods. By using AM, many of the problems associated with traditional splinting such as poor aesthetics and poor ventilation could be mitigated. However, work to date typically reviews splints with singular pattern designs (e.g. Voronoi patterns), which have structural and safety implications if similar but untested patterns are created. Using Design of Experiments (DOE) design rules were to enable clinicians to confidently design splints alongside their patients. Design rules were created by investigating variables of cut out patterns using DOE methods. Finite Element Analysis (FEA) of various combinations of cut out variables was conducted.

Funding

Funded by Materialise, supported by Loughborough University, under the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Additive Manufacture.

History

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Published in

2018 Annual International Solid Freeform Fabrication Symposium (SFF Symp 2018)

Citation

KELLY, S., PATERSON, A. and BIBB, R.J., 2018. Design rules for additively manufactured wrist splints created using design of experiment methods. Presented at the 29th Annual International Solid Freeform Fabrication (SFF) Symposium - An Additive Manufacturing Conference, Austin, Texas, USA, 13-15 August 2018, pp.853-870.

Publisher

Laboratory for Freeform Fabrication and University of Texas at Austin

Version

AM (Accepted Manuscript)

Publisher statement

This work is made available according to the conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) licence. Full details of this licence are available at: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/

Acceptance date

06/09/2018

Publication date

2018

Notes

This is a conference paper.

Language

en

Location

Austin, TX, USA