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Stand Out, Stand Proud: Prosthetic leg covers

Prosthetic Leg Covers

LIMB-art

Working with a new start-up company headed by Paralympian Mark Williams, we created a range of prosthetic leg covers designed to empower the user and break down the taboos surrounding limb loss.  LIMB-art products have found immediate success, with recognition from some of the UK’s leading charities.

Additive manufacturing

Using small batch in-house additive manufacturing as a precursor to traditional injection moulding, we were able to capitalise upon the rapid lead times and resilient nature of the Nylon substrate offered by the HP4200 printer.  The leg covers are tailored to the user while offering degrees of strength well beyond the capabilities of existing SLS printers.  The covers are used by wearers day in, day out, and in all conditions

LIMB-art prides itself on the bold nature of its products, an attitude summed up by its tagline,‘Stand Out, Stand Proud.’

Pure creativity

In effect starting with a blank canvas and with instruction to make something unique, we created a range of visually striking designs that not only captured the influence and preferences of founder Mark, but that could be produced in a range of mediums,  and tailored to the individual.  Finishes included paint, hydrodip, custom wrap and speciality film to complete the order and provide results that are as unique as the wearer desires.

Using human factors knowledge, we created a range of sizes providing wearers with a level of visual symmetry and ensuring compatibility with different prosthetics.  To support the start-up nature of the business, we designed a scalable solution to trial small batch production before moving onto full scale moulding.

Activities

Start-up advice

Industrial Design

Additive Manufacture

3D printing

Human Factors

For more information on LIMB-art visit their website:

https://limb-art.com/

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