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Pedilay Care

Pedilay provides innovative, easy-to-apply wound dressings. On the search for a leg model to test and demonstrate their products, they did not find the one to fit their needs. Standard leg and feet models are limited in size and form and oftentimes feature anatomical positions, that are not wanted – e.g. bent feet.

In their search our reseller phoenix GmbH & Co. KG joined forces for a project to help scan the leg and feet in the desired position, designed a printable model and printed two complete leg models for Pedilay.

Visit Pedilay Care: www.pedilay.care

3D printed individualized models, that help Pedilay:

  • ✓ Fit their specific needs
  • ✓ Were quickly available
  • ✓ Can be reproduced by the click of a button
  • ✓ Are mountable
  • ✓ Make presentation and testing of their products better

The story of Pedilay Care

Pedilay® Care GmbH develops innovative dressing materials that are used primarily in the treatment of diabetic foot syndrome, providing optimal support for both patients and caregivers.

The foot bandages are demonstrated with the help of foot models, their use is explained and new product ideas are also discussed based on the models. However, the common foot models are often insufficient in many aspects. Individual and custom-made models are therefore essential if the products are to be adequately presented.

Pedilay® is unique with its unconventional bandages is flexible and solution-oriented for patients and caregivers.

The challange of Pedilay Care

Pedilay Care has some challanges in their market, due to their its unconventional approach to bandages. The challenges to be tackled were identified as following:

  • The diabetic foot syndrome, but also other foot injuries, often lead to deformations or very voluminous feet
  • Existing foot models on the market follow standards and do not reflect the special features of the feet for which the Pedilay® med foot bandage was developed
  • Custom-made foot models are anything but inexpensive, have an impractical weight, an insufficient shape or an unusable surface structure
  • Special sizes and shapes cannot be depicted

The requirements for individual foot models were therefore quickly clear: The shaping of the foot models should cover typical fitting scenarios and demonstrate the size range in which the Pedilay® bandages fit.

Two existing models, which do not meet the requirements set by Pedilay® due to the slippery material and the too short shaft, served as a guide. As a basis for the individual modeling of the Pedilay® foot models, the two existing models were first digitized

The solution

With a high-resolution 3D scanner they were able to scan even detailed areas such as the interdigital spaces between the toes and wrinkles in the heel area. Combined with 3D modeling software they adapted the digital models according to the ideas of Pedilay. Among other things, the leg axes were corrected, shafts were lengthened, clinical pictures were strengthened by adding or removing material, and the arch of the foot was flattened

The created digital foot models were then 3D-printed using the FFF process. Our T850 delta printer was used, which represents an optimal solution for printing foot models. Another advantage of 3D printing is that, because it is tool-less, the unit price does not depend on the number of models produced, and it can be produced cost-effectively from the very first production run.

 

3D printed models by Pedilay

Pedilay ready for showcasing the products

  • ✓ The 3D printed parts joined together for a full leg model directly usable for showcasing the products of Pedilay Care.

Products used by Pedilay

T850
T850
The T850 is the mid range industrial 3D printer in our DESK series.
Base 850
Base 850 open door
Base 850, your base station for the T850 and T850P