Fort Myers, FL-based Delcam has announced new versions of its OrthoModel and OrthoMill software for the design and manufacture of custom orthotic insoles.
The major enhancement in the 2011 version of OrthoModel is that it gives users greater control over the shape of the orthotic in cases where a full-contact device is needed, for example in patients with diabetes. The user can specify a number of cross-sections across the sole of the foot and fine tune the profile of the orthotic at each section to give a perfect match.
Improvements to OrthoMill reflect the recent enhancements to Delcam’s PowerMILL engineering CAM (computer-assisted manufacturing) system on which it is based. These include support for the latest hardware developments, such as 64-bit operation, multi-threading and background processing, which can significantly reduce calculation times.