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Break your arm, print a cast

If you break your arm and need a cast you typically have friends write personal messages on the cast. Now there's an app for that: app #CAST, created by the Fathom design team.  But instead of a plaster cast covered with ink, the messages form the cast itself.

The messages are gathered from personal wishes collected through social networks. The arm (or leg) is scanned. The characters are fit to form the custom cast. The unique cast is printed in breathable nylon material and delivered to the medical facility to be fitted there. To see this process watch the video.

Fathom creates denser letter groups around the break, where more support is needed, and creates airier sections where support is less critical. This flexibility to customize the cast density creates a breathable, lighter, and all around more comfortable cast. And it's built out of personal messages.

 Rhino was used to experiment with different methods of translating the text to the case surface.

Interview with Ava DeCapri, CAST industrial designer...

RhinoFabStudio at IBEX 2014

Taking place September 29 – October 2, 2014 at the Tampa Convention Center, IBEX will partner with Robert McNeel & Associates, Miami's RhinoFabStudio, and DRS Technologies, Inc. Together, they have created the Advanced Marine Technology Center, to offer live demonstrations and educational workshops for attendees on 3D printing, CNC and Laser cutting, and scanning technologies applicable to the marine industry. They will also feature Rhino 5, Orca3D, and several products that RhinoFabStudios use, including RhinoCAM, Grasshopper, Paneling Tools, and many more

The IBEX3D Digital Workshop will be located on the 2nd floor of the Tampa Bay Convention Center, Stands: #2315 and #2414. Come, visit us to see 3-D Printing hosted by Prototyping Solutions, Laser Cutting by ESS, and CNC machining by ShopBot. Be sure to bring marine parts or a computer model here, for expert advise on solving your challenging problems in design, manufacturing, repair and quality. 
For more information please go to RhinoFabStudio, or contact Jackie Nasser at McNeel Miami: Tel: (305) 513 4445



Custom Shoe Design & Fabrication

I am starting a custom shoe company in the true bespoke tradition, made to order shoes.  I am more of a designer businessman than a computer CAD/CAM operator and I would appreciate your advice!I would like to get recommendations from people with…Continue

Started by Darren Smith in General discussions Aug 15.

3d Printer Services

Hi Sorta new to this and was Wondering if anyone has thoughts about sending out designsto 3 d printers Shapeways.com is the first I have found Haqsanyone tried others your thoughts and comments are Appreciated   regards edContinue

Started by Edward Austin in General discussions Jun 26.


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