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Delcam’s Orthomodel software for the design and manufacture of custom orthotic insoles has benefited Prestige Healthcare, which recently demonstrated the software at the Ideal Home Show held at Earl’s Court, London, in March.

Prestige Healthcare, a traditional surgical appliance company that manufactures mainly foot orthotics, works mainly with the NHS but the funding there is starting to shrink, so it is starting to look at the private sector.

As Prestige Healthcare managing director Robert Affutu-Nartey explained: ‘At the Ideal Home Exhibition, we could deal directly with the public who are willing to pay for foot orthotics. We can offer them at a very competitive price because we’ve got the Delcam technology.’

Prestige Healthcare found a few competitors at the exhibition that were offering modular systems or so-called ‘made to measure’. With Orthomodel, Prestige Healthcare was able to offer orthotics to fit the customer’s feet as opposed to something that was off the shelf.

Click on the link above to download the Orthomodel brochure.

Key benefits of product application

  • Affutu-Nartey says that the benefits of Orthomodel over traditional methods are that it is quicker, cleaner, and safer, as the company is able to repeat jobs very easily. Repeatability is key because patients often need more than one set of orthotics.
  • He said: ‘We get a guaranteed perfect fit every time and our customers are extremely happy.’
  • The company investigated some of the other systems, but thought Delcam offered better technical support and better reliability, with its staff on hand to help if there is a problem.

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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