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Sculpteo and Daniel Robert Orthopedic launch bio-sourced 3D printed system that would ‘revolutionise lives of hundreds of thousands’

3D printing and digital manufacturing supplier Sculpteo has introduced a partnership with Daniel Robert Orthopedic, a frontrunner in technical orthopedics. Collectively they’re launching the primary absolutely customisable orthosis constructed from a bio-sourced and recyclable materials.

Due to the advantages of 3D printing, the partnership between the 2 corporations can create gentle, breathable and versatile merchandise utilizing  Polyamide 11 (PA11), constructed from castor oil. Merchandise will be manufactured with probably the most advanced designs to adapt to the morphology of every affected person. 

Daniel Robert Orthopedic designs and manufactures absolutely industrialised medical units which might be tailored to the wants of every affected person. The corporate works with professionals who concentrate on ortho-prosthesis, podo-orthopedics and positioning means for wheelchair customers.

Via the partnership with Sculpteo, the orthopedic firm will present entry to a responsive platform to position orders in massive portions shortly and competitively. 3D printing could make the method of reproducing a prosthesis and adapting to the affected person a lot smoother, significantly within the case of youngsters’s orthoses, which have to be changed typically with completely different sizes while sustaining the identical performance and construction.

Talking concerning the new partnership, Daniel Robert, the director of Daniel Robert Orthopedic stated: “The applied sciences supplied by Sculpteo assist us select the suitable processes for the completely different purposes. The platform may be very responsive and permits us to order shortly.”

The orthopedic merchandise can be made with PA11, which is a 100% bio-sourced renewable polymer constructed from castor beans. This gives extra advantages in comparison with Polyamide 12, which is constructed from petroleum supplies. PA11 is extra versatile and breathable for the affected person’s physique and fits the mechanical properties required by the system.

PA11 is a powder-based materials that gives a uniform and clean end, with no seen layers. It’s accessible in its white uncooked type with SLS expertise, and black by Multi Jet Fusion expertise.

CEO of Sculpteo, Alexandre d’Orsetti, who lately changed co-founder Clément Moreau, stated: “We launched 3D printing in PA 11 to allow our companions to develop 100% tailor made merchandise in report time and at an advantageous value whereas sustaining the ecological strategy that’s near our hearts. Collectively, we provide orthoses and prostheses in a position to evolve in keeping with the wants of their customers which is able to revolutionise the lives of hundreds of thousands of individuals.”

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