The Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre (AMGC), a Commonwealth supported initiative, is providing $195,250 in co-funding for a collaborative project led by iOrthotics. A Queensland podiatry business pioneering the next wave of 3D printing technologies with ambitious plans to expand its reach into the United States, UK and Canada.
iOrthotics is a fast-growing maker of custom orthotics shoe inserts that correct biomechanical issues. The company supplies to 75 clinics across Australia and new opportunities in several international orthotic laboratories. Seizing this potential for increased export growth and revenue requires digitising its operations and scaling up production using a new HP Multi Jet Fusion printer.
The collaborative project uses the company’s relationship with machine provider HP, as well as local reseller Evok3D, which is sharing technical support. University of Queensland will provide invaluable material science, testing and validation expertise in developing iOrthotics’ superior new products and processes.