Active Wheelchairs are manufactured today to custom fit the user's dimensions and needs.
While Carbon Fiber might be the best choice for the application due to the high strength to weight ratio and stiffness, It is rarely being used because of the manufacturing methods of CF frames that usually include expensive molds and the fact that in this method it is not possible to custom fit the frame.
Custom Carbon-fiber wheelchair, designed from CF tubes and Titanium DMLS joints.
The model is designed in a parametric CAD software which allows data-driven modifications for each product and local manufacturing of the DMLS Joints.
Work in progress. Patent pending.