Plastics Today: BASF, Essentium team up to bring to market strongest 3D-printed prosthetic device

April 19, 2018

"A 3D-printed customizable, lightweight definitive prosthetic socket that improves patient comfort and can be manufactured faster than conventional devices has been developed in a partnership between BASF (Florham Park, NJ) and 3D-printing and materials development company Essentium (College Station, TX). The prosthetic is printed using BASF’s Ultramid polyamide reinforced with short carbon fiber and is manufactured by Essentium subsidiary TriFusion Devices.

Described as the strongest 3D-printed thermoplastic carbon-fiber definitive prosthetic socket on the market, the device enables adjustments to be made in 2- to 3-mm increments without compromising its strength as needed throughout the life cycle of the prosthetic. "

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