3D printing revolutionises the way we think about providing orthotic products to our customers. Being able to create a device which is individual, exact and more cosmetic than current orthotic products is exciting and moves the industry forward.
Crispin Orthotics have been researching and developing 3D technology for over 5 years and have invested in employees and technology to create our 3D printed orthotics experience.
Not only can we 3D print insoles, we can 3D print orthoses for any part of the body, including, 3D printed ankle supports, 3D printed AFO’s, 3D printed spinal supports, 3D printed wrist braces and 3D printed face masks. Actually, there isn’t many orthotic devices we cant print!
We start with a 3D scan
We can scan any part of the body with our 3D scanning technology. This provides a computer image of the affected area for our technicians to create a model to work with. Our white light scanner is accurate to within 0.5mm!
We then use 3D modelling
The scan is then imported into our industry specific computer aided design software, Rodin4D. This allows our 3d orthotic technicians to adapt the model to make positional changes such as increasing or reducing the angle of a joint. We can also add pressure areas and include reliefs for less pressure tolerant areas such as your bony bits!
Then onto 3D design
The adjusted model is then sent to our 3D design software which allows the design team to create a 3d printed orthotic device around the virtual model.
Using 3D printing in Orthotics provides a greater freedom on the design of products with complex geometry and variation in the thickness of the device, producing devices not possible with current methods of manufacturing.
Then the fun begins!
Once the product is designed, it is sent to our production grade 3d printer whereby a press of a button sets the machine in motion and using some unfathomable magic, it creates a product exactly like our image!
Our printer has a large capacity build chamber which ensures that we can create all variations of Orthotic products using various materials which have been specifically chosen for durability and high strength to weight.
After letting the machine do its work, out pops a finished 3D printed Orthotic product which can be supplied by our expert team of Orthotists or ask your Orthotist to speak with us.
Due to the individuality of the products we have not provided any standard pricing however should you be interested, please contact us with your requirements and we will work out an approximate price, or come and visit us in Leeds, our assessment is only £45.00 and you can book online here.
Looking for something different?
Why not speak with our 3D special project team. We have developed 3d printed orthotics not possible with other manufacturing technology, including integrated joints and silicone type fastenings.
A recent project was the development of a 3d printed orthotic for the arm with an integrated joint at the elbow and an attachment at the end of the device which allows for the use of prosthetic devices. Made from durable Nylon material which is also very light.