This 3D-Printed Cast Excels the Healing Process of Broken Bones

By: Ady Floyd - Aug 2, 2015
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Senior director of functional design at '3D Systems' Scott Summit created a unique 3D-printed cast. The cast is more comfortable than traditional fiberglass casts and will actually enhance the healing process.

This 3D-printed cast allows the healing process to be more efficient by reducing the weight of the cast and the amount of skin that is acutally covered. After injuring himself, Summit and an orthopedic surgeon scanned his arm and built a 3D cast that would rest on just three parts of his arm. By avoiding major nerves, the cast reduced the constricted blood flow and swelling to allow a faster healing time.

The fresh cast designs allows users to easily shower and remain together in both hot and cold water temperatures. This cast even allows the wearer to conduct daily tasks like playing the guitar and slicing veggies.