We’ve may already witnessed the usefulness of ZMorph’s hybrid 3D printing equipment for a handful of applications, of engineering a 2,000-ton bridge in Poland to the creation of a mechanical watch. Their latest 3D printing device, the ZMorph 2.0 S hybrid, provides access to 11 swappable toolheads that include PLA, CNC milling, and laser cutting, giving Makers a whole lot of creative possibilities all in one platform. Now, a Biomedical Engineering student of the Wroclaw University of Technology in Poland, Eliza Wrobel, is via ZMorph’s 2.0 S to assist a young disabled man rehabilitate of limb paresis.
Prosthetics have become one of the staple applications for 3D printing innovation, Wrobel continues this trend with the ZMorph 2.0 S Precise Printing set, that comes equipped with an extrusion toolhead. Before printing the rehabilitation orthosis device, Wrobel took a ceramic mold of the patient’s hand, that was and so digitized with a ATOS II Triple Scanner of her school Wroclaw University.
She and so utilized CAD software to create a lightweight and efficient orthosis device, that was equipped with a lever mechanism that may allow the disabled patient to effectively clench and rest his hand. The create was made with over 70 individual parts, which include the custom-fitted husk for the wrist, five sets of finger casings, and the aforementioned lever mechanism. Wrobel connected the smaller in size parts with 3D printed pins; the main components were connected with 3D printed latches. Making use of a variety of various colored 1.75mm ABS filament, Wrobel had made a rehabilitation orthosis device perfectly fit for the young disabled man.
“With the assist of ZMorph 2.0 S hybrid 3D printing device I managed to improve and make a working prototype of an orthosis that perfectly fits the requires of my patient,”Wrobel said.
But she didn’t really stray of the plastic extruder toolhead, Wrobel yet discovered the ZMorph hybrid 3D printing device to be a faster and additional low-cost alternative compared to outsourcing the project to a 3D printing service provider. The cost of the ZMorph 2.0 S hybrid 3D printing device is completely dependent on the toolhead set purchased with it. Wrobel utilized the Precise Printing Set, that cost around 1,7900 €, while the full set of toolheads cost of 3,275.00 €. Whilst additional and additional making techniques become intertwined with one another, ZMorph is working to contribute their customers all the tools they require on a single platform.