3d printing. I have a four question sentence: Yeah? and? so? what?
It's got great potential, but in order to get the material characteristics I want, its too slow and/ or too expensive at the moment. Which is why Reprap is something I hold dear: http://reprap.org/wiki/Main_Page
FEA foot models + FEA orthotic models, now that's the way forward. I got the orthotic models for designs that could only really be manufactured using additive technology, but I can't do the subject specific FEA foot models so have had to artificially load the orthotic models.
Anyway, what do I know, I'm just a shamopodist working in the quite corner of the UK, who's been redesigning foot orthosis in light of 3d printing for the last 4 years in between cutting toe-nails.
My work is all self-funded.
P.S. your link above is broken.
Who? What? When? Why? Yeah? And? So? What?
"My mission drive is to open up my eyes, 'cause the wicked lies and all the sh!te you say..." http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V4NW5S1UTPQ
"Science is the antidote to the poison of enthusiasm and superstition."