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Delcam will be demonstrating the latest version of its Orthomodel design and manufacturing software for custom orthotic insoles at the 2014 conference of the British Association of Prosthetics and Orthotists to be held in Manchester on 14–16 March. This release includes options for the design of corrective orthotics for the first time.

Orthomodel offers the ‘real-time design’ of both accommodative orthotics, ideal for patients with diabetes and for those requiring comfort insoles, and corrective orthotics, to address problems with the patient’s foot orientation and gait cycle.

The software has a direct interface to Delcam’s Iqube range of scanners, which is able to scan the patient’s foot, foam boxes or casts. Orthomodel can also import scan data from most other systems.

Following scan alignment, Orthomodel creates the orthotic design automatically by simply selecting from a number of types. The range of types is configured by the user according to the way in which they prescribe.

Its link to Orthomill, Delcam’s milling software for orthotics, has also been redesigned to allow automatic block and strategy selection based upon the chosen orthotic material. The system offers users automatic machining whether they are milling on a single desktop machine or in different materials on multiple machines.

Key features and benefits

  • New trimming tools allow the removal of any unwanted data before aligning the scan.
  • Faster alignment tools enable quicker design times, while giving information such as arch height, scan length and other key measurements.
  • Each design type has a ‘recipe’ of parameters that is combined with the required trim profile and the scan to create a truly custom insole.
  • Intrinsic forefoot and rearfoot posts can be added to adjust foot alignment, and heel raise or lift can be applied in the event of leg-length discrepancies. These new options enable Orthomodel to be used for corrective, as well as accommodative, applications.
  • Rapid generation of designs that can be instantly visualised and modified in 3D ensures that the practitioner and customer are satisfied with the product before it is sent for manufacture and so minimises any possibility of returns.
  • Background processing capabilities in the software allow users to continue to design new orders while the milling code is being calculated, thereby maximising productivity.

Delcam supplies software and services that help manufacturing companies to maximise their profitability by increasing productivity, improving quality and reducing lead times. The company is the world's largest specialist supplier of computer-aided machining software, with its PowerMILL, FeatureCAM, Partmaker and ArtCAM programs making up the most comprehensive range of CAM systems from any developer.

This broad selection allows Delcam to offer a CAM system capable of machining virtually any product, in any material on any type of equipment. Delcam also develops product design, tooling design and quality control programs. The unique Tribrid Modelling approach to design incorporates solid modelling, surface modelling and triangle modelling in a single program, enabling complete design and reverse engineering projects to be undertaken without transferring data between software.

Delcam's Powerinspect offers fast, reliable comparison of parts, prototypes and tooling against CAD data on all types of inspection equipment and even on machine tools. This versatility has made it the world's leading hardware-independent inspection software. Related programs are available for checking machine tool set-up and part location. Delcam software is used in over 80 countries worldwide by around 40,000 organisations, from large multi-nationals to small sub-contractors, in industries including aerospace, automotive, dental, engineering, footwear, medical and toolmaking.

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