CRP pushes the boundaries of Generative Orthotics

CRP is using Laser Sintering technology and Windform materials to create new applications in medical orthoses

CRP pushes the boundaries of Generative Orthotics
The CRP Technology is focusing on the application for the combination of Windform composite materials for Laser Sintering and additive manufacturing. This new field of application is generative orthotics, an area requiring special attention to the main party involved: the patient.

The innovation of the use of 3D printing and Windform composite materials is represented by the chance to build custom-fit orthoses that can be worn under any kind of clothes (thanks to their thinness), they are not invasive, they are easy to be applied onto the hand or foot (traditional orthoses are quite difficult to wear, especially if we consider that this kind of patient has limited mobility). They can replace the traditional sizes system (XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL) with a complete customization of the product.

Windform orthoses are waterproof so patients can have showers without removing the medical device, they are breathable thanks to the technology of 3D printing that can allow any sort of shape and has no limit in the design. Furthermore, the Windform materials have passed skin contact patch testing and they do not irritate the skin. Windform orthotics can be applied on skin without any irritation. Functionally the 3D printed Windform orthotics allow the patient to walk and move naturally and thanks to the resistance of the Windform. Depending upon the type of condition and recovery required, a patient may require the use of orthotics for months and possibly years. The 3D printed Windform orthotics can also be applied in patient with traumas instead of wearing a cast, as a cast has several disadvantages, limited waterproofing, no breathable, no wearable under clothes, and it is not removable to address any skin irritations.

3D print the motion of your body

Companies: CRP Group

Industries: Medical

Terms: Applications, Business, Innovations

This article has been edited by Basalt.Today
This article has been written on JEC Composites Magazine
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