3D Printing – September 30, 2020
This week has been just as busy as always, but in the free time I can find, I have been working with 3D printing programs like Meshmixer and Cura. One of my interests in 3D printing is to design and create foot orthotics by 3D printing. If I can perfect this process, it will cut down on fabrication time because the modification can become almost automated. I have so far learned how to print the orthotics, but there is much more to learn in this field. The material is very important because it has to be similar to the material we are using now, but also the modifications have to be similar to the modifications we are doing with plaster. This will take practice, but I have a good start. My goal is to be able to 3D print foot orthotics for patients by the time I am finished with my clinical rotation this fall.