Our mission is to bring the orthotic profession into the 21st century through technological advancement and innovation.
Korthotics is the first Orthotics company in Australia to have a 3D Printer onsite which is used to manufacture production grade products. Utilising high quality nylon-11 (black) materials in combination with 3D software allows us to print complex designs. With 3D scanning and printing we saw an opportunity to improve the quality of orthotic devices, whilst also scaling up our production and reducing the waste involved with traditional methods.
PROX SLS 6100 PRINTER
The 3D Systems ProX SLS 6100 Printer is an industrial grade SLS (Selective Laser Sintering) printer that consists of a powerful laser that selectively sinters the nylon-11 powder material. This 3D printing technology is able to generate precise functional and moving parts.
BENEFITS OF 3D PRINTING WITH NYLON-11
3D printing with nylon makes a much stronger part, if your other variables are correct. You’ll get better pliability with nylon, which can make for a more functional part.
Typical nylon parts can be drilled, tapped, and tumbled without risking breaking or scratching the parts (unless they have incredibly thin details or appendages, in which case you want to handle parts carefully). This allows you to explore different finishing and assembly options with a low risk of breaking or damaging parts.
Nylon is lightweight compared to many other traditional materials.
Nylon is relatively absorbent, so dying parts printed with nylon works very well because a scratch won’t ruin the exterior. However, this also means if you print something like a coffee cup in nylon, it can end up stained unless you give it a protective finish.
Australia’s first designed, impact tested, water resistant 3d printed prosthetic cover using Nylon-11.