Lake Placid, NY — Create O&P and Vorum are pleased to announce a new 3D printing solution for North American providers of custom prosthetic devices. Create O&P, providers of the only 3D printer specifically designed for the creation of custom orthotic and prosthetic (O&P) devices, now offers Vorum’s Canfit™ 3D O&P Design software as part of its latest printing system package.
Create O&P’s new CAD/CAM Package will enable clinicians to scan, modify, and manufacture devices digitally, in their clinic. The package includes the Create 3400™ 3D printer, scanner, custom designs, technical support and a year subscription to Vorum’s Canfit™ Software with a six hour training geared towards Trans-Tibial sockets. This is the first complete solution for O&P clinics who want to design and print custom devices in-house. Additionally, through the Create 3400™ System, healthcare professionals are able to print leg covers, flexible inner sockets, partial hands, fingers, arms, wrist braces and O&P molds, with more designs on the way.
The 3D printing specific version of Canfit™ included in this package provides O&P clinicians with high-precision Trans-Tibial prosthetic socket design tools, including the capabilities to overlay X-rays and images, quickly apply anatomically-correct shape modifications, track all modifications, define trim lines with variable flaring (a Vorum patent-pending exclusive), preview the device and control 3D print device thickness.
Through this process a practitioner scans a patient’s limb or a mold, and then modifies the scan in Vorum’s CanfitTM software. This program allows clinicians to adjust the “digital plaster” and design the diagnostic socket to their desired specifications. From there, Create’s online coder will automatically convert diagnostic socket designs into a 3D printable file to be inserted into the Create 3400™ 3D Printer for fabrication. This new workflow takes a process that practitioners are already doing and brings it into a digital production platform.
“3-D printed devices are better because they provide faster design than traditional plaster-based methods, are completely quantifiable, are completely adjustable and are completely reproducible,” said Jeff Erenstone, CEO of Create. “3-D printing is a tool, but it takes a skilled practitioner and technician to use it. We should call it by its real name – additive manufacturing. The addition of Vorum’s Canfit™ software adds a new element to our package that allows prosthetists to design their own custom devices. This software is used by thousands of clinicians worldwide because of its ease of use and customer support. We are proud to offer Canfit™ to our 3D printing system customers.”
“Create O&P are the pioneers in selling and supporting 3D printing systems in the O&P industry,” stated Carl Saunders, Vorum CEO. “The use of 3D printing technology is an exciting evolution in CAD/CAM for O&P, and we are pleased that Create decided to offer Vorum’s Canfit™ O&P CAD software as part of their solution.”
Every 90 seconds, a custom orthotic or prosthetic device is made somewhere in the world using Vorum computer-aided design and manufacturing (CAD/CAM) technology. At over 700 facilities, clinicians are using Vorum’s digital solutions to increase productivity by up to 600%, slash device turnaround time, and improve the experience of their patients. www.vorum.com
About Create O&P
Create O&P, makers of the Create 3400TM, the only 3D printer specifically designed for O&P, offers innovative 3D printing and digital solutions to orthotists and prosthetists. In addition to printing systems, they provide design and central fabrication services. With each printer package, they offer tools, training and support for O&P practices across the world to print devices in their own offices. www.createoandp.com