last updated 10/04/2019


The goal of this project is to apply recent advances and developments in fundamental material research for additive manufactured materials in the search for a fully customised and usable 3D printed Ankle Foot Orthosis (AFO).

This project is part of the SIM research program STREAM, researching new materials for Additive Manufacturing processes, and focusses on the application of the basic research within STREAM on an application in the orthotic domain, namely an ankle foot orthosis.


Research Program overview

The SIM research program STREAM is an acronym for STRuctural Engineering materials through Additive Manufacturing: 3D printing of structural materials by increasing the knowledge base about additive manufacturing of polymers and metals, with emphasis on the material properties.
Vertical Program
Started: 01/12/2013