Print Email Facebook Twitter Customised Metamaterial Insoles using Additive Manufacturing Title Customised Metamaterial Insoles using Additive Manufacturing Author De Schipper, M.R. Contributor Molenbroek, J.F.M. (mentor) Nauta, C.L. (mentor) Faculty Industrial Design Engineering Department Applied Ergonomics and Design Programme Master of Science Integrated Product Design Date 2015-04-09 Abstract Customised Insoles are proposed as the ideal business case for mass production with additive manufacturing. Foot problems are very common in our society and custom insoles are personalised for each patient. Using complex structures to create a performance-tailored insole improves the functionalities and demonstrates the capabilities of 3D printing. An algorithm is used to generate printable geometry based on the designed surface by the pedorthist. Unit cells with a varying thickness are used to create a range of material hardness. Two layers connecting these unit cells control the bending direction and stiffness of the insole. Customized metamaterial insoles produced with additive manufacturing will give the pedorthists more tools to provide the best care. Subject additive manufacturinginsolesmetamaterialorthotics To reference this document use: http://resolver.tudelft.nl/uuid:3a423d2d-b2ca-408e-88f7-e57a03f96b41 Access restriction Campus only Part of collection Student theses Document type master thesis Rights (c) 2015 De Schipper, M.R.