Printed with HP Multi Jet Fusion (MJF) technology in PA12, coated.
3D-Printing allows Aqtor! to produce customized products (which accounts for 85% of the company’s production volume) in a controlled and efficient way.
The translation of a CAD model – which is built from a corrected 3D scan – into a fully digital production process enables Aqtor! to work faster and more efficiently.
Thanks to 3D-printing, products are much lighter and more flexible than traditional products and can be precisely modelled to the patient’s body for a better fit.
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With 3D-printed projects (Rescue-corset, Cock-up splint and Prosthetic sleeve) Aqtor! Is building the groundwork for the future of modern technical orthopaedics: ‘the digitalization of craftsmanship’.
New 3D techniques are used to achieve faster turnaround times, achieve higher accuracy, produce less waste and optimize the product (e. g. through lightweight structures, minimal material use, integration of additional features such as closures, straps, etc.). Moreover, these 3D-printed designs ensure a better fit and offer a wide spread of pressure points with the advantage of extra comfort when wearing. In addition, these 3D-printed products are customizable in colors and patterns, but also with name and text.
In short, the development of 3D-scanning, modelling, 3D-printing and assembly will change the traditional craft of orthopaedics.