Additive manufacturing and materials compounds in the design of transtibial prostheses for sports use


  • Manuel Javier Rosel Solís Faculty of Engineering Sciences and Technology, Autonomous University of Baja California, Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico.
  • Javier Molina Salazar Autonomous University of Ciudad Juárez, Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua, Mexico
  • Juan Antonio Paz González Faculty of Engineering Sciences and Technology, Autonomous University of Baja California, Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico.
  • Juan Antonio Ruíz Ochoa Faculty of Engineering Sciences and Technology, Autonomous University of Baja California, Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico.



Fused modeling deposition, Composite materials, Manufacturing, Prostheses.


In the present work, the state of the art that preserves the additive manufacturing is reviewed in terms of the advances in the improvement of its materials, specifically, through the incorporation of composite materials, such as carbon fiber. In addition, a review of the conventional processes of the manufacture of composites and analyzes the degree of the application of the manufacture and the composite materials in the manufacture of the transtibial prosthesis for sport use, with the objective of identifying improvement opportunities.


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Rosel Solís, M. J., Molina Salazar, J., Paz González, J. A., & Ruíz Ochoa, J. A. (2018). Additive manufacturing and materials compounds in the design of transtibial prostheses for sports use. REVISTA DE CIENCIAS TECNOLÓGICAS, 1(1), 27–43.

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