Case Study: Using PCTG for 3D Printed Prosthetic Sockets
Amputees often use prosthetic limbs to re-gain mobility and independence. A patient usually has a plaster mold created of their existing leg which is then used to create clear check sockets and then modified to create a definitive socket.
The challenge in the past is that the layup process for creating a new socket is labor intensive and expensive, usually on the order of a new car. Enter 3D printing.