3D Printing for Foot

  • Reddy Bathula I
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The 3-Dimensional (3D) printing also known as additive manufacturing (AM). Technology in manufacturing sector has a great potential to fabricate 3D constructs with complex geometries, elaborated textures and tailored contents. For this reason, 3D technology is driving major innovations in manufacturing industry. A three dimensional object is created by laying down successive layers of material. This review focused on the use of 3D printing techniques to design new foot for disabled and foot pain relief soles for elderly people. During the complications like diabetes, accidents, diseases, war and birth defects structure of foot may vary or sometimes entire foot needed to be removed. Such people will have hard time while walking.1 Some of those will go for peg-leg. Using current 3D printing technology new foot for disabled persons and foot pain relief can be done. Our discussion brings the application of 3D printing techniques into footwear manufacturing and material design. Computer Aided Design (CAD) used for engineering of 2D and 3D models drawings of physical components. In this way 3D printing technology can revolutionize the design of footwear for sports and disabled people.




Reddy Bathula, Ir. S. (2017). 3D Printing for Foot. MOJ Proteomics & Bioinformatics, 5(6). https://doi.org/10.15406/mojpb.2017.05.00176

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