Essentium, Vorum Partner to Deliver Additive Orthotics & Prosthetics Solution
Essentium and Vorum have partnered to deliver Essentium + Vorum, a 3D print solution for the orthotics and prosthetics (O&P) customers that will aid in the production of mass-customized O&P devices at speed and scale.
Edited by AM Staff
Essentium prosthetic. Carl Saunders, CEO and Founder of Vorum says: “With our SurePath solution, we know that what Vorum can provide in collaboration with Essentium is a trusted end-to-end solution for the digital design and manufacture of orthotics and prosthetics that have the ability to improve people’s lives.”
Essentium, a global provider of 3D printing solutions for manufacturing industries, and Vorum, a leader in CAD/CAM processes for the global O&P market, have announced a global partnership. The companies have joined to deliver Essentium + Vorum, a 3D print solution for the orthotics and prosthetics (O&P) customers.
The partnership is expected to offer practitioners a SurePath to sucess in the production of mass-customized O&P devices at speed and scale. The 3D print solution is also said to provide proven transition methodology including proof of concept mapped to individual customer business goals, design, deployment path, training, installation and support.
Acording to the companies, the absence of a reliable 3D printing platform and the lack of materials able to produce O&P devices of optimal strength and weight have been a major barrier to health organizations establishing 3D printing O&P devices. The Essentium + Vorum exclusive global partnership eliminates these barriers. The partnership brings together the Essentium High-Speed Extrusion (HSE) 3D printing platform and materials with Vorum’s O&P CAD/CAM solutions and SurePath methodology.
The program is expected to help O&P practitioners make a swift and successful transition from plaster-casting methods to 3D printing in any O&P production setting. It is said to remove the risk, complexity and economic barriers of transitioning from legacy O&P production to 3D production. By delivering the benefits of scale, speed, reliability and mass-customization, it will give O&P practitioners more time to focus on patient health, and patient access to the most advanced O&P devices available, the companies say.
A plumbing products manufacturer is expanding its luxury line with a series of faucets that could only be produced with AM.
New consumer faucets made possible with selective laser sintering illustrate AM’s design potential—for both commercial and industrial applications.
The Melvin sisters launched their startup, The Future of Jewelry, when they couldn’t find matching signet rings. Now, customers can design exactly the ring they want, to be produced affordably through 3D printing and/or lost wax casting.