3D-printed orthoses and prostheses
3D-Printing as a driver of individualized care in orthopedic technology
The manufacturing process of prostheses and orthoses using 3D technologies and 3D printing opens up completely new possibilities for the orthopedic industry. It is a manufacturing technique that allows each individual part of the prosthesis to be individually adapted to the needs of the user - in terms of form, functionality and, last but not least, aesthetic design.
The decisive factor for this development is the leap in quality that has been achieved with industrial 3D printing processes. What has proven itself over many years in aviation and automotive industries is now increasingly being used for the production of individual medical devices. These costly industrial printing facilities no longer have anything in common with printers in children's rooms.
We have decided to manufacture our products using selective laser sintering. Due to our quality standards we process our orders in three regional production centres in southern Germany. These centres print on machines of the world market leader EOS.
For those of you who would like to learn more about 3D printing, we are digging a little deeper yet.
3D Printing: Selective Laser Sintering (SLS)
In principle, there are various processes available for 3D printing with plastics:
> Selektives Lasersintern (SLS)
> Multi Jet Fusion (MJF)
> Stereolithografie (SLA)
> Digital Light Processing (DLP)
> Continuous Digital Light Processing (CDLP)
> Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM)
> Fused Filament Fabrication (FFF)
> Material Jetting (MJ)