Major new custom prosthetics initiative backed by Stratasys and Dassault Systèmes

Published 05 February 2018

Posted by Stephen Holmes

Article tagged with: solidworks, design, 3d printing, manufacturing, dassault systemes, dassault systèmes, stratasys, prosthetics, robotics, robohand

A new initiative founded by self-taught robotics whizz Easton LaChappelle has been helped turned into a reality by Dassault Systèmes and Stratasys, as they aim to increase the amount of custom prothesis produced for children.

Tackling the traditional prosthetic models - often heavy, cumbersome and very expensive - Unlimited Tomorrow (the company founded when LaChappelle was 17 years old) will build intuitive, scalable models to engineer custom devices from start to finish.

Unveiled at SolidWorks World 2018, the input of Dassault and Stratasys will revolutionise the process/supply chain, tapping into digital, scanning and 3D printing technologies to streamline development and reduce multiple fittings – minimising the impact to each patient.

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