Welcome to the new age of socket production!
First we carved out tree trunks, then we folded sheets of plastic around plaster bricks, and now we press a button to have the socket appear before our eyes with almost no waste and no time investment.
Why you should adopt 3D Printing in your practice:
As prosthetists, both founding partners of Additive have fully integrated their practices with 3D printing, and the rewards are many.
• Shape capture is faster, cleaner, and more accurate.
• There is no more shipping of molds, wasted plaster, fiberglass, and plastic, and
• Once we hit 'print', we can walk away and the socket is made by a robot, instead of occupying our (or a technician's) time.
• The finished product is strong, adjustable, and can stand up to heating, grinding, epoxying, riveting, and all the other brands of O&P violence.
Because of the minimal space, labor, and materials required for 3D printing, embracing this technology is instantly cost effective. Buying a printed socket from additive costs less or the same as any major C-Fab, but once you print your own the savings go through the roof, not to mention there are no shipping charges!
We are available to you to help you adopt the Additive process no matter your comfort level with 3D scanning and printing. From practitioners who already scan and modify their own sockets, to folks who've never touched a scanner in their life, we're ready to walk you through progressing your practice to the cutting edge.