Promising Splint

The research group led by Choe Chol Min, laboratory head at the Faculty of Materials Science and Technology succeeded in manufacturing a splint using AM (additive manufacturing) and is trying to make further achievements.

This light splint of good air permeability manufactured by FDM (fused deposition modeling) helps relieve patients from their burden, reduce complications like skin diseases to shorten the period of treatment.

Figure 1 shows the CT photograph of a patient. Figure 2 displays the model of a splint manufactured with Solidworks using its photograph. Figure 3 shows the arm of a patient who wore the above mentioned splint just after the day of operation.