Healing faster with 3D printing
About the Project
Patients are scanned to create an accurate 3D model, which is then used to design custom-fit orthotics. The designs are sent to a specially designed 3D printer, which prints the orthotics for patients in a matter of hours.
The system reduces lead time and waste compared to the current pouring and moulding method by more than 70 per cent. It uses 3D printers developed especially for orthopaedics and a patented biocompatible resin, which creates lighter-weight, more breathable and more durable orthotics. Find out about more advantages of the innovative production process in orthopaedic technology.
Kerkoc is always looking for opportunities to grow that benefit its customers' health. Using Luxinergy combines knowledge gained through traditional craftsmanship with modern production technology. The process developed by Kerkoc can be used for patient care when speed and customisation are what matter.
Kerkoc is an orthopaedic technology company that was established in Vienna in 1945 and is now managed by the third generation of the Kerkoc family. Eighty employees in ten locations in Vienna, Lower Austria and Burgenland currently supply people with therapeutic aids, which are largely made by hand and always focus on power and stable mobility.
- Montanuniversität Leoben, Luxinergy
- Dr Matthias Edler, Senior Researcher UV Curable Resins, Additive Manufacturing, Lithography
- Dr Thomas Grießer, Head of the Christian Doppler Laboratory for Functional and Polymer-based Ink-jet Inks
- Thomas Rockenbauer, Polymer Competence Center Leoben