Delcam Launches OrthoMODEL 2014 for Designing Custom Orthotic Insoles
Delcam has launched the 2014 version of its OrthoMODEL software for the design of custom orthotic insoles. The new release includes a range of improvements to the user interface to improve workflow and reduce design times, enhancements to pad design and placement, a more sophisticated re-ordering process and faster, more reliable import of scan data. For further details, please go to lz.orthotics-cadcam.com
OrthoMODEL offers “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, all of which are able to scan the patient’s foot, foam boxes or casts. As an open system, it can also import scan data from most other systems as well as create NC code for orthotics generated in other CAD systems
The improvements to pad placement allow them to be merged into the orthotic, rather than only having the option to add them on top of the surface. The speed of pad placement has also been improved enabling design time to be further reduced. Similarly, depressions can be added relative to a plane as well as subtracted from the orthotic surface. These two options give more flexibility in design.
OrthoMODEL has always been able to store designs for repeat orders. This functionality has been made much more powerful with a new ability to copy any order from any stage in its development, modify it where required and re-submit it for manufacture.
This option will be particularly valuable for patients that require repeat orders, those requiring the same design to be applied to different shoe types or even those being prescribed a series of orthotics to correct a problem progressively. Previously, the modified orthotic would have needed to be redesigned from the start. Now, the original design process can be interrupted where the changes are needed and the modifications made at that point.
As with all of Delcam’s products for the orthotics industry, the new software has been developed in association with Delcam customers from laboratories, podiatrists and orthotists around the world, coupled with Delcam’s knowledge of footwear design and manufacture gained from its relationships with leading brands.
Delcam is one of the world’s leading suppliers of CAM software and associated services, and also supplies systems for product design, tooling design, reverse engineering and inspection. The company has grown steadily since being founded formally in 1977, after initial development work at Cambridge University led by the late Donald Welbourn. It is now among the largest developers of product design and manufacturing software in the UK, with subsidiaries in America, Europe and Asia. Over 330 people are employed at Delcam’s Birmingham headquarters, with almost 400 staff working in the company’s overseas subsidiaries and around 200 more in its international joint ventures.
Delcam’s software and services help manufacturing companies to increase productivity, improve quality and reduce lead times. The company’s software is used in over 90 countries by more than 45,000 organizations. These customers range from multi-national corporations to independent designers, toolmakers and sub-contractors, and come from a wide variety of industries, including aerospace, automotive, electrical appliances, footwear, healthcare, motor sport, packaging, toys, sports equipment, jewellery and signmaking. On February 6, 2014, Delcam was acquired by Autodesk and now operates as a wholly-owned, independently-operated subsidiary.
For further information, please visit www.delcam.com.