Birmingham. UK -- Delcam CRISPIN is offering a new version of its software for the design and manufacture of orthotic insoles for footwear, with the software split 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.
Delcam said the combined programs provide "a complete solution for the production of high-quality insoles for both the comfort and medical markets."
A major addition is a new method for creating "foot-positive" models, which allows patterns to be designed directly from scan data taken from the patient's foot .
This can be used to create foot orthotics in a variety of materials, including carbon fibre.
And a new "cast-dressing" option allows users to directly correct the scan of a patient's foot when designing orthotics.
The company said the software "reduces the time needed to prepare orthotics so giving the faster turn-around times that customers demand." Also, using computer-based design and manufacturing techniques in orthotics brings an accuracy and quality already enjoyed by other areas of footwear manufacturing, said Delcam.