Răzvan PĂCURAR, Dan-Sorin COMȘA, Emilia SABĂU, Emil TEUȚAN, Martin ZELENAY, Diana-Irinel BĂILĂ, Wiesław KUCZKO, Filip GÓRSKI


This paper presents a finite element analysis (FEA) performed with the aim of evaluating the mechanical behaviour of upper-limb prostheses manufactured by Fused Deposition Modelling (FDM) using two distinct printing materials: Polylactic Acid (PLA) and Polyethylene Terephthalate Glycol (PET-G). The prosthetic parts were tailored to meet the specific needs of individual patients, reflecting the trend in the design of personalized medical devices. The FEA approach employed in this study offers valuable information about the structural integrity and performance of prosthetic devices, ensuring their safety and functionality in real-world applications. The results of this analysis contribute to the advancement of prosthetic design and fabrication techniques, offering patients improved mobility and quality of life.

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