General information

ICON project
Started: 01/12/2014, Duration: 42 months
Status: Ended
Program: STREAM
Project contact: Miguel Vermandel (V!GO)


Industry: Devan Chemicals, Materialise, Vigo

Knowledge institutions: UGent

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.

This project is part of:

STRuctural Engineering materials (metals, plastics, composites) processed by means of additive manufacturing (AM) result in light weight parts with a high freedom of design, complex geometries and customer specific features. The AM-process performance is determined by the printing material properties, the printing parameters and the supporting monitoring and simulating software tools.

General information

Started: 01/12/2013
Theme: Durable & Sustainable Structural Materials
Program manager: Tom Craeghs (Materialise)