The first 3D-printed high-definition O&P devices in production volumes.
Vorum is at the forefront of the development of 3D printing solutions for O&P applications. Our customers include the first practitioners in the world to successfully use 3D printing in daily clinical practice to produce superior quality custom-fitting devices.
“Vorum’s CAD/CAM solution has enabled us to achieve high volume, clinical production of superior-quality 3D-printed O&P devices.” - Fabian Santschi, Technicien orthopédiste, Giglio Orthopédie
The next evolution of O&P CAD/CAM.
For many years now, O&P CAD/CAM solutions—consisting of 3D scanners, shape modification software, and mold carvers—have enabled thousands of clinicians to more precisely craft devices at a dramatically faster pace than is possible with old casting methods.
The 3D printing-based CAD/CAM process still begins with a scanner to accurately capture your patient’s shape. O&P design software is still used, but rather than modifying the patient shape to create a positive mold, the final device design is generated and can include sophisticated cellular wall structures of variable thickness and stiffness. The design file is then sent to a 3D printer for fabrication. The traditional CAD/CAM process involved carving a foam mold then thermoforming uniform thickness plastic sheets around the mold. 3D printers replace those steps with a process called additive manufacturing (AM) that precisely deposits heated plastic beads or filaments to build up the final O&P device directly.
Practice your craft at a higher level.
Lighter, more comfortable, and better-performing devices.
Thanks to the variable-thickness wall structures that can be generated by 3D printing, you can control the stiffness and strength at every point around the final device. That enables you to fabricate much lighter devices with greater stiffness in areas where support is required and greater flexibility in other areas for improved comfort. In many cases, 3D printing also allows you to create devices that are much thinner than is possible with solid, uniform-thickness plastic sheeting. Tailored stiffness, lighter weight, and greater comfort all lead to greater patient compliance and the potential for better treatment outcomes.
“Our 3D-printed devices feature sophisticated cellular wall structures that are much lighter and more comfortable while providing stiffness and support precisely where they’re required for better treatment outcomes.” - Fabian Santschi, Technicien orthopédiste, Giglio Orthopédie, Switzerland
Tools to design your device, not just a mold.
Vorum's O&P Design software has always led the field with 3D-printing capabilities. Canfit enables you to create the final, 3D print-ready device design with the abilities to add trim lines and variable flaring (a patented Vorum exclusive), preview your final device, control wall thickness and printer granularity, and, of course, export a 3D printer fabrication file.
"The ability to craft better devices is the major competitive advantage we gain by adding 3D printing to our Vorum CAD/CAM solution.” - Fabian Santschi, Technicien orthopédiste, Giglio Orthopédie
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Helping overtaxed O&P practitioners in the developing world.
Typical of developing countries, Uganda has only 12 practising O&P technologists to serve over 90,000 disabled children in need of O&P devices. To help narrow that gap, Vorum is proud to contribute to Nia Technologies’ 3D PrintAbility CAD/CAM solution for clinicians in the poorest countries. 3D PrintAbility integrates our Canfit 3D Design Software with low-resolution 3D scanners and inexpensive 3D printers. The solution is affordable for healthcare providers in low-income countries and enables overwhelmed local facilities to provide custom-fitted devices of adequate quality to many more patients than is possible with traditional fabrication methods.
“Vorum’s generous contribution of Canfit to 3D PrintAbility means that Nia will be able to deliver proven, comprehensive, and easy-to-use tools to developing countries like Uganda sooner and more economically than originally planned.” - Matt Ratto, Nia Chief Science Officer and University of Toronto Professor.