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Hybrid Manufacturing Case Study: PSYONIC’s Innovative Prostheses

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PSYONIC is reinventing limb prostheses with the world's first touch-sensing bionic hand. The Ability Hand is designed and manufactured in-house, and 3D printing plays a critical role in the production of almost every mechanical component. The PSYONIC team uses stereolithography (SLA) and selective laser sintering (SLS) 3D printed parts for end-use, but also employs hybrid methods by 3D printing tooling for silicone molds, thermoplastic injection molds, and forms for carbon fiber lay-up. In this presentation, we learn directly from the company CEO and technical founder Aadeel Akhtar about how the Ability Hand is manufactured, why the prosthetics market is underserved, and how 3D printing plays a role in his company's go-to-market strategy. We'll also hear a testimonial from Sergeant Garrett Anderson, one of the first power users of the Ability Hand.

Learning Objectives:

  • Leverage 3D printing across prototyping, rapid tooling, and end use parts
  • Navigate the intersections of healthcare and manufacturing industries to create a highly usable product