By now, you'll be familiar with 3D printing. Orthotic labs all over the world are making the transition to this technology to replace traditionally manufactured polypropylene orthoses and direct-machined polypropylene orthoses. At Cad Cam Orthotics our current recommended method for 3D printing is Selective Laser Sintering (SLS). SLS is a 3D printing technology that uses a laser source to sinter powder in layers. We routinely print your orthotics using Polyamide-11 (PA11) or Polyamide-12 (PA12) nylon powder, with both offering slightly different mechanical properties.
Additive manufacture offers unique advantages such as the ability to integrate complex lattices and voids within orthoses.
LaserCAM Orthotics RapidShell3D software allows us to generate watertight STL orthosis models for 3D printing.
Your imagination is the only limitation when it comes to prescribing 3D printed orthoses with our lab. We can provide simple shells, to complex and lightweight lattice structured orthoses.
If you want to learn more about computer-aided design for additive manufacture then we can provide a comprehensive training service for you and your staff. It's not as complicated as you may think and you can gan complete control over design and manufacture.
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