Custom orthopedic shoes usually take several weeks to be manufactured. A decisive time factor here is the individual production of the lasts that are used to build the shoes. This lengthy process can be shortened enormously with the help of additive manufacturing. Particularly in the orthopedic field, the optimized fit pays off as a further advantage. PROTIQ uses selective laser sintering (SLS) as the 3D printing process for manufacturing the resistant plastic objects. The free last configurator enables the creation of individual 3D last models and integrates modeling directly into the ordering process.
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