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A network for complex seating clinicians and fabricators. A community for questions, stories, helpful hints and innovative solutions.

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Welcome! If you're new to social networks you're in for a surprise.  This medium makes it very easy to create and contribute content of your choosing.  The first time you upload anything, the system will create a Member Page just for you.   Anything you add after that point will automatically be stored on your page.  You can modify the layout and look of your Member Page any way you desire.  Don't be afraid to experiment.  You can't break anything. 

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Created by Richard Pasillas Jun 8, 2008 at 9:39pm. Last updated by Richard Pasillas Dec 5, 2009.

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Anti-gravity

Posted by Marilou on July 19, 2017 at 12:12pm 0 Comments

Anti-gravity.

What a great time in the ocean water today. Got there about 2:30 pm when the tide was pushing its way towards the high tide mark.

Only the pre-teens were venturing out to the float to dive off in a display of youthful machoism.

I treaded water watching the sailing team practice their maneuvers, listened to the small children cavort at the shoreline, and the mothers scold the little ones who splashed them, ever eager that mother would join them in the water.

I…

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Her Crowing Glory

Posted by Marilou on April 6, 2017 at 11:35am 0 Comments

Her Crowning Glory

This Mattapoisett Life

By Marilou Newell

 

            There are apparently more than a few passages in religious manuscripts that speak to what women should do with their hair. Probably the ones we know best go something like, “…a woman’s hair is her crowing glory…”, or, “…gray hair is a crown of glory for it has earned a righteous life…” Female hair has been a topic of interest…

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Arm Floats

Posted by Mike Turvey on January 12, 2017 at 4:24pm 4 Comments

Thought I'd share some 3D printed "Arm Floats" I started making for my daughter a while back.  She's been using them for a couple years now, and they've really helped her develop movement and control of her arms.  The design has been evolving over time.  As parts break, I redesign them to make the stronger.  The folks at her school seem to be very good at helping me to find weak spots.  I also recently switched from regular rubber bands, which wear out after a couple months, to silicone…

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Water

Posted by Marilou on September 4, 2016 at 10:07pm 0 Comments

Water

This Mattapoisett Life

By Marilou Newell

 

            It’s September 4, 2016 and I’m alone in the water, Mattapoisett Harbor, alone and sliding through the very cool water at town beach.

            The ocean has seemed cooler this summer than last. My swimming partner, who is not with me today, says the same thing. In spite of days of heat our pilgrimages to the…

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3D Printed Posture Harness

Why not sew a few straps together while waiting for your client's posture harness to print.Shown is a pediatric, symmetrical, four-point design. You can also introduce a G-tube, baclofen pump or colostomy alteration.The finished product is easy to…
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Large Headrest 3D Printed

A large asymmetrical Headrest for a large male with a strong tendency for left lateral head/neck flexion. Printed on the AON-M
Sep 29
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Imagined Vs Delivered

Above is the illustrated assembly of what we envisioned and below, the actual finished product. The toe straps insert from the underside of the 3D printed Footplate. However, notice the (illustrated version) oval expansions on the shorter straps?…
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Aftermarket Adaptation

"Oh man, I hope it works out for you guys. Look forward to seeing the results."
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Aftermarket Adaptation

"Is the foot strap printed separately and slipped through slots after? Are you using all those materials in this print (ABS, ASA, TPE)?"
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Aftermarket Adaptation

More photos showing the progress of our latest footplate design, 3D printed on our AON-M printer.
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"Jacob Simon, our 3D printing intern from 2 summers ago, is now a fulltime employee! With his return we have 5 employees with 3DP experience."
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Aftermarket Adaptation

We have successfully printed the first 2 layers of our massive 15" footplate adaptation (with toe straps). Fingers crossed that the next 75 layers print just as well!
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Iterating Change

Pictured is a non-skid footplate cover 3D printed in TPE. Button tabs underneath secure the cover to the plate; no glue required.The purchase order actually calls for a 1" thick cushioned surface and yet the footplate must continue to flip upward.…
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"Looks great, I'm sure the clients enjoy the extra customized touches you offer."
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Custom Embroidery

Thanks to Victor and Olivia, we have another custom embroidery for a client. Easy breezy!See also: http://cushmaker.ning.com/photo/bronyPress "View Full Size" tab a lower right of image.
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Water TPE

A lateral thoracic pad 3D printed in NinjaFlex, Water TPE. In this application, color is irrelevant, since it will be upholstered. Nonetheless, a very nice look to keep in mind. As always, size (this example, medium), shape and flexibility reflect…
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Posted a photo showing shoe holders being 3D printed on our Stacker S4 printer and as a result we have received a huge amount of "views". This kind of response has been the highest activity we've ever received for any previous posting. Now... we…
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Anti-gravity

Anti-gravity.What a great time in the ocean water today. Got there about 2:30 pm when the tide was pushing its way towards the high tide mark.Only the pre-teens were venturing out to the float to dive off in a display of youthful machoism. I treaded water watching the sailing team practice their maneuvers, listened to the small children cavort at the shoreline, and the mothers scold the little ones who splashed them, ever eager that mother would join them in the water.I lost my hold on time…See More
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Lookilu Images

A shopping cart with wheels and a motor. It sets a new meaning to Powered Wheelchair.

The Sidewinder meets Segway

Here's a neat bracelet that can be redesigned to give feedback about posture or head position.

We've all seen pressure maps but not used this way.

Tricky manuever.Getting back upright from floor.

Creating a new standard for future WC's for CMS funding. There is no audio. If you have a Lookilu you wish to share, send it to us and we'll post it here with credits to you.

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