An Approach of Rapid Tooling for Scalp Cooling Cap Design

Ertugrul Unver, Jonathan Binder, Michail Kagioglou, Patrick Burke

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This Innovate UK funded research studies the design, development and integration of a mass manufacturable scalp cooling cap using 3D anthropometric human head data. Scalp cooling is used to reduce hair loss for patients undergoing chemotherapy. For many patients their biggest concern is the possibility of hair loss, which is a constant reminder of the disease to the patient, their family and in the wider social environment of work and leisure. Pioneering the implementation of Selective Laser sintered 3D rapid tooling additive manufacturing in sheet silicone manufacturing. Research includes developments in, global human head size analysis and technical requirements including heat transfer, fit, flow rates and user interaction using advanced 3D modeling and simulation technologies. The investigations in rapid tooling and CAD methodologies can boost entry into a market such as sheet silicone manufacturing. This patented design is currently used in over 42 countries worldwide with FDA, Sho-nin, BSI and MDSAP approval.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of CAD’19
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 24 Jun 2019
EventThe 16th Annual International CAD Conference - The Village Hotel Changi , Changi, Singapore
Duration: 24 Jun 201926 Jun 2019
Conference number: 16


ConferenceThe 16th Annual International CAD Conference
Abbreviated titleCAD'19
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