Creating high-grade orthotics and prosthetics is vital for those who will use them. Manufacturers of these products need to ensure that the items they make will stand the test of time and help the patient who needs them most.
Additive manufacturing provides a quick, inexpensive, and efficient way to create orthotics and prosthetics for use by patients of all kinds. AM processes make it easy to quickly develop a prosthetic and customize it to perfection. The processes also save manufacturers from the stress of utilizing specific tools to build what they need. AM can even create custom tools to help in the production.
Orthotics and prosthetics can be costly, mainly due to production costs. With additive manufacturing, the needed items can be built fast and inexpensively, providing many more patients with the products they need to live a more normal life.