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How to get started with 3D scanning

Our team will assess the clinical needs depending on the range of patients coming to your clinic and the available in-house resources. Together we will discuss clinical, economical and logistical benefits. We will then assist in choosing the appropriate hardware and software solutions.

Training will include:

  • How to scan, including optimization of alignment and correction of deformities
  • Workflow
  • How to order 3D printed production models and definitive orthotics
  • Delivery schedule and how to plan product cycles
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Your workflow in the clinic

1) Assess patient needs.

2) Choose digitalization method.

  • Direct scanning of the patient. Suitable when body parts can be scanned in a desired position with no corrections needed.

Suitable for orthotics (AFO, KAFO, SPINAL, CRANIAL) and prosthetics (TT, TF, KD, SY).

  • Fiberglass casting. Suitable when limb/body part needs hands-on corrections. The cast is scanned externally or sent to us for scanning.

AFO with spasticity/high tone or medial/lateral valgus that is not corrected when foot placed on scanner-stand.

  • Scanning of foot impression. For 3D printed foot orthotics or molds.

3) Choose design method.

  • Let us prepare and design your raw scan for production.
  • Use your in-house CAD/CAM system and send us your CAD file ready for printing.

4) Send the order using the order system at our website and attach your CAD file (s).

  • If you do want access to our order system, please contact us

5) Use our shipping times to estimate and schedule production and the next appointment.

Technology for the clinic


3D ScanNing

For the O&P industry we recommend using Peel 1 or Artec EVA 3D scanner. For scanning foot impressions more affordable scanners like Sense scanner or Occipital scanner can be used.

Scanner accessories

  • For scanning AFO’s and KAFO’s we recommend using our special scanner stand that has a 10-14mm heel height shoe profile
  • For casting tape we recommend using specifically designed casting tapes/socks such as STS casting socks or eCAST

Bahr Innovation technology


Fused deposition Modeling/Fused filament fabrication

Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) or Fused filament fabrication (FFF) is used to produce production models and check sockets. Since 2015 we have optimized this technology for the orthotic and prosthetic industry. Parameters and materials have been tested and tweaked extensively to provide optimal results and properties.


  • High quality finish.
  • Outperforms PUR milling foam on handling characteristics.
  • Price competitive.
  • Improved health and safety – no dust or fumes.
  • Heat resistant.
  • Thermoforming of common sheet materials.
  • Designed for prepreg max temperature of 110C/230F
  • Eco-friendly and four times less waste. A typical AFO model requires about 1,5kg of plastic filament. Comparable AFO to be milled in PUR-foam requires about 5 – 7.5kg of foam blank (depending on blank size and density).


3D finnish
HP Multi jet Fusion

Bahr Innovation use HP Multi Jet Fusion for definitive orthotics and prosthetics. Multi Jet Fusion provides strength and durability. The detail level and precision are impressive and surface quality provides a quality product for the patient. After delivering extensive numbers of definitive products to patients we have gained extensive hardware, software and material knowledge to provide the next generation of CAD/CAM products to even more patients.

Industrial CAD Technology

Our design team utilizes industrial CAD software in addition to O&P software to provide economical, reliable and precise design according to order specifications.

3D modelling