Advanced auricular prosthesis development by 3D modelling and multi-material printing

Mazher Iqbal Mohammed*, Joseph Tatineni, Brenton Cadd, Greg Peart, Ian Gibson

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Abstract

We investigate the use of medical imaging, digital design and 3D printing technologies as a viable means of reproducing a person’s anatomy, with the intension of producing a working, patient specific prosthesis. This approach offers several advantages over traditional techniques, as data capture is non-intrusive, models can be made using quantitative methodologies, design iterations can be digitally stored for future reproduction, and additive manufacturing ensures no loss of quality when converting the digital model into a physical part. We also present a combined model segmentation with multi-material printing approach to increase the colour complexity of the final
model. When combined with multi-material printing using elastic materials, our
approach provides a comprehensive strategy to accurately realising mimic of both
skin pigmentation and the tactile feel of human tissues. Ultimately, we believe our
approach provides an innovative strategy for prosthesis production which could haveconsiderable potential for implementation in a clinical setting.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDesTech 2016: Proceedings of the International Conference on Design and Technology
PublisherKnowledgeE
Pages37-43
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Externally publishedYes

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