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Types of Creation Software and Scanners Being Used?

by clarksonot

Hello fellow 3D printing OTs!
Just wondering if anyone is experimenting with creation software? I'm currently exploring the free version of Tinkercad and am looking for other creation software that's user friendly, affordable, and produces good results.

Also wondering if anyone is creating customized products using scanners or digitizers? If so, what kinds of scanners are you using?

I would love to hear about what software and scanners are being explored and what seems to be most practical for therapeutic purposes! Thanks!

Jen Longwell, OTS
Potsdam, NY

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adaptation for quadriplegic

by ergoT

Hi,
I am looking for an adaptation putting lenses by a quadriplegic person. Does anyone know one?
Thanks for your help

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Please recommend 3D printer models/brands!

by rgramig

Hey Folks:
I am an OT at an Inpatient Rehab Hospital and have been given the chance to order a 3D printer for our department. The budget requires the item to be AT LEAST $5000, so I am looking for higher end printers. Can you all recommend some brands/models for me please? Thanks so much!
Rachel Gramig, Asheville, NC

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3D printed occupational therapy aides

by sudeepiilm

Hello all,
My name is Sudeep from INDIA,working as design engineer.
Me and my friend are really influenced by the changes 3D printing can make in O.T., custom made 3D printed aides can revolutionize the O.T. and its application.we wish to help different local groups involved in OT by providing them voluntary services of 3D printing.
We need some help regarding ideas for design and different type of aides that can be created,please help us by giving ideas in any form like 2d sketch,model or even on paper.

Thankful for your help and support.

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Are you printing for your practice in OT?

by SandyPS

Hi everyone. I was able to get a printer for my hospital based practice, my director is very forward thinking. I have an Ultimaker 2 extended, and learning its quirks. I had to move it to another area because where it was before was right under the air conditioning vent and it caused warping of my print!! I had some difficulty with a filament, perhaps because it was left out 4 days instead of in the container for preventing humidity from getting to it. I am using ABS and PLA. The PLA seems easier to use, it doesn't need a heated bed. I have used a glue stick for the bed, and hairspray. The hairspray works really, really well, but it also makes the print harder to release from the print bed.
Please let me know how you are using your printer in your practice!!

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