The arch of the foot is a crucial part of our body that is often ignored. It plays a significant role in supporting our feet by providing stability, absorbing shocks, and protecting the nerves and blood vessels in the soles of our feet. A normal arch is essential for maintaining the proper structure of our feet and supporting our body weight.
Numerous studies indicate that a significant number of individuals suffer from foot valgus, Achilles tendonitis, knee joint pain, O-shaped legs, unequal leg length, pelvic deviation, scoliosis, low back pain, and other related issues. These problems are primarily due to issues with the arch of the foot.
With people's emphasis on health and beauty, as well as the development of science and technology, 3D printed orthotic insoles have become a good solution.
Domestic and foreign medical institutions and rehabilitation assistive device manufacturers have begun to use 3D printing technology to produce softer and more durable customized orthotic insoles.
Dr. Carlos Diaz from Europe recently utilized our MD-400D IDEX 3D printer to print TPU95A for designing orthotic insoles. The printer creates customized insoles that offer a perfect fit, support, and comfort using 3D printing technology, based on the arch structure of each user. These insoles help to improve the user's foot deformation problem to a great extent and timely correction can reduce related pain and comfortably improve the patient's condition.
It's no surprise that 3D printing technology is increasingly being used in the field of rehabilitation assistive devices. Here are a few reasons why:
1. Customization: 3D printing allows for personalization. Users can have their assistive devices customized to their specific needs and preferences, including unique styles and patterns. This solves problems in the best possible way, resulting in happier users.
2. Efficiency: Traditional correction methods are complex and time-consuming. However, with 3D printing technology, the customization process for insoles takes less than 2 hours. Users can receive corrective treatment in the shortest possible time.
3. Practicality: 3D-printed customized orthotic insoles are not only visually appealing but are also soft, durable, and can last up to 5 years. Customized orthotic insoles are more efficient and cost-effective compared to ordinary orthodontic treatments and orthodontic equipment.
MINGDA has launched the MD-400D, a high-performance 3D printer with IDEX dual extruders. With a molding size of 400*400*400mm, it offers a range of printing modes to meet the diverse needs of different industries. The printer is equipped with an exclusive patented high-temperature direct extruder, which allows printing of various types of consumables such as TPU, PETG, PET-CF, PET-GF, PA12-CF, PA12-GF, etc. Our focus on TPU printing for insoles is an important area. Our machines are used in different fields, including the rehabilitation assistive device industry, design industry, and industrial design industry.
For the past 10 years, we have been committed to providing top-quality industrial-grade 3D printers. At MINGDA, we place great emphasis on the research and development of innovative applications of 3D printing technology across various industries, particularly in the medical field. Our goal is to offer customers comprehensive 3D printing solutions for their specific needs. We have always stayed true to our original mission and worked tirelessly to promote the seamless integration of 3D printing technology with different industries. Going forward, MINGDA will continue to innovate and push the boundaries, striving to provide technical support for the development of even more industries.