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Durability of an Orthesis in PLA Manufactured by the FFF 3D Printing Technology

EasyChair Preprint no. 11248

13 pagesDate: November 6, 2023


The FFF, is among the well known 3D printing technology that was used in different field especially the biomedical application . Many service factors could influence the mechanical properties of 3D printed parts depending on the structural performance [1]. Orthesis in polylactic acid (PLA), where recently manufactured by FFF technology. One limitation of 3D printed polymeric orthesis is degradation with sweat and humidity as they can diffuse through the pores and layers of the final component. The objective of this work was to evaluate the durability of this 3D printing polymer and compare the changes in mechanical properties due to sweat absorption. The degradation behavior was evaluated via mechanical testing (flexural test), as well as through optical analyses.

Keyphrases: 3D printing, Durability, Orthesis, sweat

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BibTeX does not have the right entry for preprints. This is a hack for producing the correct reference:
  author = {Atidel Ghorbel and Adama Traore and Ahmed Elloumi},
  title = {Durability of an Orthesis in PLA Manufactured by the FFF 3D Printing Technology},
  howpublished = {EasyChair Preprint no. 11248},

  year = {EasyChair, 2023}}
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