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The application of additive manufacturing / 3D printing in ergonomic aspects of product design: a systematic review

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dc.contributor.author Kermavnar, Tjaša
dc.contributor.author Shannon, Alice
dc.contributor.author O'Sullivan, Leonard
dc.date.accessioned 2021-08-26T10:30:06Z
dc.date.available 2021-08-26T10:30:06Z
dc.date.issued 2021
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/10522
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract Additive Manufacturing (AM) facilitates product personalization and iterative design, which makes it an ideal technology for ergonomic product development. In this study, a systematic review was conducted of the liter ature regarding the use of AM in ergonomic-product design, and methodological aspects of the studies were analyzed. A literature search was performed using the keywords “3D print*,” “additive manufacturing,” “ergo nomic*” and “human factors”. Included were studies reporting the use of AM specifically in ergonomic design of products/prototypes including the detailing of an ergonomic testing methodology used for evaluation. Forty studies were identified pertaining to the fields of medicine, assistive technology, wearable technology, hand tools, testing devices and others. The most commonly used technology was fused deposition modeling with polylactic acid, but the overall preferred material was acrylonitrile butadiene styrene. Various combinations of objective/subjective and qualitative/quantitative product evaluation methods were used. Based on the findings, recommendations were developed to facilitate the choice of most suitable AM technologies and materials for specific applications in ergonomics. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Elsevier en_US
dc.relation 16RC3918 en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Applied Ergonmics;97, 103528
dc.subject 3D printing en_US
dc.subject additive manufacturing en_US
dc.subject ergonomics en_US
dc.subject human factors en_US
dc.title The application of additive manufacturing / 3D printing in ergonomic aspects of product design: a systematic review en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.identifier.doi 10.1016/j.apergo.2021.103528
dc.contributor.sponsor SFI en_US
dc.contributor.sponsor ERDF en_US
dc.contributor.sponsor European Union (EU) en_US
dc.contributor.sponsor IRC en_US
dc.relation.projectid 16/RC/3918 en_US
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US


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