Are 3D Printed Sockets Up to the Test?

Unveiling the Remarkable Durability of WalkStrong™

PVA and PVA Med are excited to share groundbreaking results from ISO 10328:2016 static and dynamic testing on our 3D printed WalkStrong™ check sockets. These sockets, produced using the Emergence PRO™ 3D Printer and ClearFit™ filament, have demonstrated exceptional strength and performance.

Our comprehensive white paper, Comparative Mechanical Testing of Lower Limb Prosthetic Sockets, is your gateway to understanding the latest advancements in prosthetic socket technology. Dive deep into the comparative analysis of Traditional Reinforced Sockets, PVA Med WalkStrong™ 3D Printed Sockets, and PVA Med WalkStrong™ 3D Printed Reinforced Sockets.

What You’ll Learn:

  • Independent Verification: Learn how our 3D printed check sockets meet and exceed the standards set by traditionally manufactured sockets.
  • Static Load to Failure: Understand how different socket types perform under stress, with metrics on yield force, stiffness, and ultimate displacement.
  • Dynamic Axial Compression: Discover the endurance of each socket type through rigorous cycle testing, highlighting the exceptional durability of our 3D printed reinforced sockets.
  • In-Depth Analysis: Gain insights from detailed testing protocols and results, including static load to failure and dynamic axial compression tests, conducted according to ISO 10328:2016(E) standards.
  • Unmatched Durability: See the WalkStrong™ reinforced check socket not only match the benchmark of 80,000 cycles but continue to an astonishing 3 million cycles, passing tests for definitive sockets.
  • Practical Applications: See how advancements in 3D printing technology can lead to customized, durable, and cost-effective prosthetic solutions for patients.
  • Patient Assurance: Understand how each step with WalkStrong™ is characterized by unwavering reliability, providing assurance to your patients whether they are testing the check socket in your office or in the comfort of their home. Our durable and dependable check sockets enhance the patient experience and increase patient comfort and confidence.

Download our Free White Paper

Fill out the form below to access your free copy of PVA Med's Comparative Mechanical Testing of Lower Limb Prosthetic Sockets.

Check Socket Comparison

Who Should Download?

  • Prosthetists and Orthotists: Enhance your practice with the latest research and developments in prosthetic technology.
  • Healthcare Professionals: Stay informed about cutting-edge innovations in patient care and prosthetic devices.
  • Patients and Caregivers: Understand the benefits of advanced prosthetic sockets and what they mean for mobility and quality of life.

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