The cover was designed by Riccardo Gatti using the Shapemode concept. The design and prototyping company developed this idea for Marco Panetta, a professor who had his lower leg amputated following an accident, with the aim of creating a cover to make the prosthesis wearable under clothes for the most natural effect possible. The cover was customised with textures on the calf and tibia to give it a more “designer” feel.
Its various components were printed using the top model in the DWS range, the DW 030X 3D printer, with our Invicta DL380 material. After printing, the parts were washed for two minutes in water-alcohol solution, then placed in the UV curing unit for 20 minutes. Printing supports were then removed, and the cover was assembled and fitted to the patient’s prosthesis.