OrthoModel and OrthoMill for designing and manufacturing of Orthotic insoles
UK-based Delcam Crispin, a provider of footwear CAD/CAM softwares, has launched a new version of its software for the design and manufacture of orthotic insoles.
According to the company, the most obvious change has been the division of the software into two programs – OrthoModel and OrthoMill for design and manufacture, respectively. A number of new functions have also been added in response to requests from the various orthotics companies that are supporting the development of the system.
The combined programs provide a complete solution for the production of insoles for both the comfort and medical markets. The entire process is driven by a series of menus, which incorporate the terminology used by the industry to describe the various features of the orthotic. This makes it easy for medical and footwear professionals to use, even those having no previous CAD/CAM experience.
Improvements to existing options include enhancements to the functions for alignment of the scan to give precise accuracy of measurement. Dynamic editing methods, with immediate on-screen feedback, have been added for heel expansion and for raising or lowering the arch. In addition, the library of base models provided with the software has been enhanced and extended.
Delcam Crispin claims that using OrthoModel and OrthoMill reduces the time needed to prepare orthotics so giving the faster turn-around times that customers demand. In addition, the use of computer-based design and manufacturing techniques brings the benefits of accuracy and quality to the orthotics industry.