Peel Scanners and CAD Software

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.

SLS Printer

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.

Korthotics Case Study

IMPACT TESTED

Australia’s first designed, impact tested, water resistant 3d printed prosthetic cover using Nylon-11.

See case study on 3D Systems SLS Printing Technology For Orthotics

EXAMPLES OF 3D PRINTED ORTHOTICS USING NYLON-11 (BLACK):Examples 3D Printed Orthoses

Links for other 3D printing resources:
Peel 3D Scanner
MediACE3D CAD software

10% Off Peel Scanner & MediACE3D Package - SPECIAL!

Contact Korthotics for more details on the special promotion. Limited Offer, Ends 31st of January 2021.

For more information on 3D Printed Orthoses, see page for more details. We can print for you, contact us for more information.