3D printed insoles
Buchanan Orthotics is pleased to offer 3d printed insoles. We have had a close eye on this technology for a number of years and feel that it is now up to our high production standards.
Why 3d print insoles?
Previously we milled all our hard shelled (plastic) insoles. This involves using a milling machine to carve out the insole from a solid block of plastic.
Needless to say, there is a significantly amount of plastic wastage from this process.
When you 3d print only the insole is printed minimising waste.
3d printing also enables different design options that are no available to traditional manufacturing such as sections of mesh to reduce pressure. There are also options to reduce the bulk of devices while still providing support enabling more slimline devices.
How do I order your 3d printed insoles?
We have a custom functional foot orthosis order chart to help with specifiying the insole.
We can accept scans in either .STL format or from the Techmed 3DsizeME app.
What printer are we using?
After extensive testing of various printers we decided that multijet printing using a nylon based material best met our needs.