31 Jul '15, 3pm

Removable 3D-printed casts you can wear in the shower speed up the healing process

Summit scanned his arm, created a 3d model of it and manufactured a cast that would fit him perfectly. The final design had three points of fixation to the arm and three other to his hand, in order to keep the wrist stable. Also, the cast shape was designed to sit in areas where it would produce the least amount of discomfort. It is only five millimeters thick and looks very minimalist. Instead of taking up to two hours to remove and reapply the conventional cast, the new 3d-printed one takes only a few seconds. This would allow significant savings in money and time when it comes to

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