Copy your old orthotics
Did you know that we can copy your old orthotics? That’s right! With technology moving forward and 3D scanners now available copying your old orthotics has never been easier.
When going to a podiatrist and you get your custom orthotics it can be quite daunting as to what they will give you. Many people who have had orthotics in the past just simply want a repeat set. They love their current orthotics and would like to continue using them. Maybe their old ones are damaged, maybe they don’t want to have to swap them between shoes, maybe they have just worn out. Every podiatrist you go to may have a different idea of how your orthotics should be. You could see 10 different podiatrists and get 10 different sets of custom orthotics. This means trying to get another repeat set could be difficult.
With 3D scanning copying, your old orthotics is now a lot simpler. That said, its still not easy. We firstly need your old set of orthotics. From there we remove any top covers, glue and anything else that would
change the shape of them. Once this is done we can 3D scan the shell in order to produce a 3D model. From there we model up a new orthotic from the old one trying to create a replica.
Once the orthotic has been designed it’s sent off to be 3D printed. We 3D print using PA11 material via an HP MJF 3d printer. This material is eco-friendly and super strong. 3D printing also means there is hardly any waste. Old orthotic manufacturing techniques such as milling and Hot pressing both produce a significant amount of waste material. This makes 3D printing the most eco-friendly way of manufacturing custom orthotics.
Once the shell is manufactured we then add the covers. Covering is all done via hand. There are many different materials available for covering custom orthotics. Each orthotic is covered specifically for the person’s prescription. It takes a skilled craftsman to ship in order to be able to do this.
If your after somebody to Copy your old orthotics contact us today. We can ship anywhere.