Solidator 3D Printer - Application - Shoe orthopaedics
Shoe orthopaedics has radically changed in recent years through the use of 3D printing technology. This blog post will give you an insight into the fascinating advances that shoe orthopaedics has seen through 3D printing.
Customised insoles and soles
A major advantage of 3D printing in orthopaedics is the ability to create customised insoles and shoes for each patient. Using 3D scans of the foot, orthopaedic technicians can create precise models and develop customised solutions that provide optimal comfort and support.
Flexible soles for maximum comfort
One of the most exciting developments in the field of orthopaedic footwear is the production of flexible soles using 3D printing. These soles are designed to adapt to the natural movements of the foot while providing the necessary support. This results in maximum comfort and reduces pressure on sensitive areas of the foot.
Create full length soft insoles.
Create soft full length shoe sole for a child's sneaker
Firm soles for targeted support
For patients who need targeted support, firm soles are essential. 3D printing enables the precise production of firm soles that hold the foot in the desired position. This is particularly important when treating foot problems such as flat feet, splay feet or heel spurs.
Create solid 1/2 or 3/4 length insoles.
Firm soles with hard material: BASF ST45 B
Try-on models for a perfect fit
Another advantage of 3D printing in shoe orthopaedics are fitting models. These models are created from accurate 3D scans of the foot and serve as a template for the custom-made shoes or insoles. Patients can try on these models to ensure that the final products fit perfectly. This saves time and ensures an optimal fit.
Test shoe print
Create your test shoe print to eliminate your foot problems
Test shoe print with material: BASF ST45 Clear
Design and manufacturing hand in hand
In the past, patients often had to wait weeks or even months for custom-made shoes or insoles. With 3D printing, these products can be made in much less time. In addition, 3D printing also allows for easier adjustments if the patient's needs change.
Lighter and more durable materials
Modern 3D printers can process a variety of materials, including lighter yet extremely durable plastics. This results in lighter shoes and insoles that can still withstand the rigours of everyday life.
Grid print with soft material
Shell printing with hard material
Ultracur3D® ST 45 Black are reactive urethane photopolymers for Tough applications that offer an excellent combination of high strength and long-term toughness and impact resistance. It is very well suited for 3D printing of high performance functional parts that require high accuracy and mechanical strength.
Test shoe print
Ultracur3D® ST 45 Clear from Forward AM are reactive urethane photopolymers for Tough applications that offer an excellent combination of high strength and long-term toughness and impact resistance. It is well suited for 3D printing of high performance functional parts that require high accuracy and mechanical strength. It provides very fast printing and excellent surface finish and is available in colourless (clear) and black.
Advances in the treatment of foot problems
Shoe orthopaedics has also benefited from advances in 3D printing in the treatment of complex foot problems. With the ability to produce highly complex, customised shoes and insoles, orthopaedic technicians can help patients manage even the most serious foot problems.
The future of shoe orthopaedics
Our solutions for shoe orthopaedics with LUTRACAD software and Solidator 3D printer:
3D printing has taken orthopaedic footwear to a new level, and the future promises even more exciting developments. As technology advances, the options for creating shoes and insoles are becoming more diverse and customised. The combination of precision, speed and customisation makes 3D printing the driving force behind the revolution in footwear orthopaedics.
Design to perfection
With the help of the Lutracad software you can make adjustments for your insoles, midsoles and your test shoe print according to needs.
Efficient 3D printing of insoles
The Solidator resin 3D printer is ideal for printing several models at once.
With flexible leasing options, businesses can use the latest 3D printer models to produce prototypes and bespoke parts cost-effectively.
If you have any questions about the right 3D printing materials for your insoles, take advantage of our free initial consultation with Solidator 3D printing experts.