Austin, Texas, January 29, 2020 -- Essentium, Inc., a leading global provider of 3D printing solutions for manufacturing industries, and Vorum, a world leader in CAD/CAM processes for the global O&P market, today announced an exclusive global partnership. The partnership will deliver Essentium + Vorum, a 3D Print Solution for O&P customers worldwide that offers practitioners a SurePathTM to success for the production of mass-customized O&P devices at speed and scale. It also provides a proven transition methodology including proof of concept mapped to individual customer business goals, design, deployment path, training, installation and support.
Until now, the absence of a reliable 3D printing platform and the lack of materials able to produce O&P devices of optimal strength and weight have been a major barrier to health organizations establishing 3D printing O&P devices. The Essentium + Vorum exclusive global partnership eliminates these barriers. The partnership brings together the Essentium High-Speed Extrusion (HSETM) 3D Printing Platform and materials with Vorum's O&P CAD/CAM solutions and SurePathTM methodology. With 30 years of experience in O&P digital processes, Vorum developed SurePathTM to provide O&P clinicians with a proven approach for 3D printing implementation, training and support.
This program's commitment to intentional and tailored goal-setting and tracking will help O&P practitioners make a swift and successful transition from plaster-casting methods to 3D printing in any O&P production setting. It removes the risk, complexity and economic barriers of transitioning from legacy O&P production to 3D production. By delivering the benefits of scale, speed, reliability and mass-customization, it will give O&P practitioners more time to focus on patient health, and patient access to the most advanced O&P devices available.
Carl Saunders, CEO and Founder, Vorum: "Our partnership with Essentium means we can offer O&P customers the confidence that they will have the device they desire every time they print. We know that practitioners don't want to waste their time with experimental technology – they want to know that their investment in a 3D print solution will deliver the best devices for their patients. With our SurePathTM solution, we know that what Vorum can provide in collaboration with Essentium is a trusted end-to-end solution for the digital design and manufacture of orthotics and prosthetics that have the ability to improve people's lives."