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3D Printers

EOS Formiga P110

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Installation

Description

This type of equipment is ideal for manufacturing customized devices with complex geometries.

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Installation

Specifications

Maximum product dimensions: 200 x 250 x 330 mm (7.9 x 9.8 x 13 in)

Technology: Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) 

Materials: Various polymers such as nylon, TPE, polyamide, alumide, and more

Advantages:

  • High dimensional and geometric precision
  • No support structures required, allowing maximal surface finish 
  • Capable of producing large quantities of parts in a single print

 

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Installation

Accessories

Once the printing process is finished, the manufacturing bin containing the parts is removed and installed here. A pneumatic system is activated and the parts exit through the tank’s removable bottom. The parts will then be cleaned in order to obtain a smooth finish.

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Proto

Prototyping

This anatomical model of a human foot was made of PA12 nylon and manufactured using SLS (Selective Laser Sintering) technology.

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Proto

Prototyping

With no support structure required, devices like this wrist immobilization splint can be easily manufactured with our high-precision machine.

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Proto

Prototyping

This experimental plantar orthosis was 3D printed using flexible polymeric powder. Its lattice structure makes it light to wear and efficient in absorbing impact.

AON3D M2

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Aon3d

Description

Using Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) technology, the AON3D M2 3D is impressive both in terms of materials it can print and its maximum print volume. With its dual independent printheads and a high-temperature build chamber and bed, the M2 can manufacture parts using the most efficient polymers available.

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Aon3d

Specifications

Maximum product dimensions: 454 x 454 x 640 mm (18 x 18 x 25 in)

Tool heads: Dual independent tool heads allow you to design parts using multiple materials, such as soluble supports, or quickly switch between two different nozzle sizes.

Materials: Designed to print aerospace-grade thermoplastics, including PEEK, PEKK, Ultem™, carbon fiber filled variants, etc.

Markforged Two

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Markforged

Markforged Two

Combining Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) technology and Markforged’s unique Continuous Carbon Fiber reinforcement (CFF) technology, this machine introduces innovation into additive manufacturing. In addition to printing nylon parts with interesting mechanical properties, the Markforged MarkTwo can be used to reinforce printed parts with continuous carbon fiber, kevlar, fiberglass, or HSHT fiberglass (High-Strength High-Temperature fiberglass).

Software

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Solidworks

CAD software – Solidworks

Solutions for Life Sciences

Thanks to virtual simulationregulatory data management, and flexible industrial design capabilities, Solidworks enables you to design innovative and regulatory-compliant medical equipment.

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Fusion 360

CAD software – Fusion 360

Fusion 360 strikes a balance between engineering and 3D design. This user-friendly, versatile software integrates design, testing, and fabrication into a single process. A new and simplified approach to parametric modeling, Fusion 360 is used at Topmed to generate complex surface structures.

 

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Inventor

CAD software – Inventor

Inventor is Autodesk’s 3D modeling software. This technical drawing software provides mechanical design and product simulation tools, including parametric modeling. We use it as complementary to the Solidworks suite

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Meshmixer

CAD software – Meshmixer

The MeshMixer is Autodesk’s free software for easy creation of 3D mashups and remixes. We use it for quick fabrication of models for 3D testing and validation.

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Illustrator

Rectification software – Adobe Illustrator 

Adobe Illustrator is a vector graphics editor. Part of the Adobe software family, the Illustrator complements Photoshop, but can also be used independently of it. The Illustrator offers powerful vector drawing tools, and its vector graphics images consist of curves generated by mathematical formulas.

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Photoshop

Rectification software – Adobe Photoshop 

Photoshop has become the standard in bitmap or raster graphics image editing. Raster editors revolve around editing pixels, whereas vector editors, such as Adobe Illustrator, revolve around editing lines and shapes.

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Rectification

Rectification software – MSoft (TechMed 3D) 

MSoft is the missing link in 3D scanning. It is the bridge between technology and your needs. MSoft offers an easand quick way to obtain 3D files that you can optimize, modify, carve, or 3D print.

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Rodin 4D

Rectification software – Rodin4D Neo

The Rodin4D Neo CAD/CAM software allows the rectification of 3D digital forms for orthopedic devices.

This software makes it possible to manufacture devices of the following type:

  • Braces
  • Protheses
  • Orthoses for upper and lower limbs
  • Protection helmets and cranial orthoses (plagiocephaly)
  • Devices for multiple handicaps (seat braces, standing devices, etc.)
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Canfit 3d

Rectification software – Canfit 3D (Vorum)

The Canfit™ CAD software allows for quick design of all types of custom prosthetic and orthotic devices. The complete integrated Vorum CAD/CAM solution for prosthetics and orthotics includes 3D scanners, computer-aided shape modification software, and automated carvers.

Scanners, Sensors

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Scanneur

Scanner – Structure Sensor

TOPMED uses the Structure Sensor scanner to create high-quality 3D models of patients for precise adaptation of orthoses and prostheses.

 

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Scanneurs - Creaform

Scanner – Creaform

The Creaform Health Care Partner 3D scanner is a great device for health care and 3D body measurement applications. This scanner comes with very fast shape acquisition and high accuracy functionalities. It generates 3D data that can be used to fabricate customized and comfortable devices.

The Health Care Partner 3D scanner is a great alternative to traditional, tiresome, and messy measurement methods like plaster casts.

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Plate-forme analytique intégrée

Sensors – Integrated Analytical Platform

We are developing an integrated analytical platform for clinical orthotists. The platform is based on existing systems that are adapted and developed, and it has an integrated user interface that allows easy operation and interpretation of data. The platform consists of anatomical, postural, and biomechanical assessment tools which are used simultaneously to evaluate the efficacy of orthopedic equipment. 

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Allées de marche

Pressure Sensors – Walkways

The Body Pressure Measurement System (BPMS) can help you identify high-risk pressure areas, screen pressure ulcers, and monitor the progression and treatment of wound ulceration. The BPMS ensures accurate measurement of location and magnitude of peak pressures without altering the support surface characteristics.

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Capteurs inertiels pour l'analyse du mouvement (Xsens)

Inertial Sensors for Motion Analysis – XSENS

Highly accurate, small and lightweight development kit with wireless 3D human motion trackers. Used in a body area network, this portable and discreet wireless system is ideal for developing customized wearable solutions.

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Capteurs de pression plantaire (F-Scan de Tekscan)

Plantar Pressure Sensors – F-Scan de Tekscan

The F-Scan system provides synchronized information on dynamic foot pressure and force for gait analysis. The system comes with high-resolution sensors for accurate data.

Automated Equipment

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Fraiseuse Rodin 4D

Automated Manufacturing Equipment – Rodin 4D Milling Machine

Fast, efficient and versatile, the Rodin 4DCNC milling machine is specialized in machining positive molds in the thermoforming process.

Material: Polyurethane foam

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Isel

Automated Manufacturing Equipment – Isel ICP 4030 Revision Orthodutch

CNC milling machine specialized in foot orthotics, updated to mill soles in record time without causing damage to polyurethane foam during machining. Able to work with a large variety of soft and hard non-metallic materials.

Materials: polyurethane foam, wood, plastic, prototyping foam, etc.

Capacity: 400mm x 305mm x 140mm

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Roland

Automated Manufacturing Equipment – Roland DGA Modela MDX-50

High-precision CNC milling machine acquired by TOPMED in 2018. This machine is capable of extraordinary dimensional and geometric precision in mass production. It can be combined with a rotary axis, thus allowing us to quickly machine any type of mold or complex part.

Materials: polyurethane foam, wood, plastic, prototyping foam, etc.

Capacity: 400mm x 305mm x 135mm

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Sableuses

Automated Manufacturing Equipment – Industrial Belt Sanders

We have access to industrial belt sanders at the Collège Mérici workshop.

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Scie à ruban

Automated Manufacturing Equipment – Industrial Band Saw

We have access to an industrial band saw at the Collège Mérici workshop.

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Scie à onglet

Automated Manufacturing Equipment – Industrial Chop Saw

We have access to an industrial chop saw at the Collège Mérici workshop.