We all have uniquely sized and shaped body parts and we change as we grow older so a one size fits all approach to healthcare is less than optimal. With digital customization and 3D printing we can develop prosthetics and specialized medical devices that specifically meet the size, shape and weight requirements of the user. Even better, the digitally printed customized feature can be updated, replaced or changed as needed throughout the lifespan of the patient. This can provide added comfort and life altering benefits to those in need of ergonomic or functional features that address the specific needs of the patient.
Textiles are used in our clothing, baggage and a wide range of products that serve to express ourselves. Have you ever gone out looking for clothing but haven't been able to find the right look? Well, now you can select the look of a hat, shirt, duffle bag and more, so that it fits your personality. You can also change the look of a textile item to match your mood or the season. Worn out textiles do not need to be thrown away, they can be rejuvenated by printing out a fresh new add on design or selected feature.. With our method, standard textiles can become "Smart Textiles" with customized functionality.
The aerospace industry is constantly innovating to improve performance and comfort in air travel. 3D printing introduces new design and materials that can enhance flight travel for civilians and military personnel. New upgraded 3D printed components can be removed, upgraded or changed throughout the lifespan of an aircraft.
We all may want different things out of our consumer products but there are only a few items available at the retail shelf. Even online shopping can be limited. With digital customization a consumer can select the exact feature set they are looking for in a product and simply add it, change it or update it when it gets old and worn out. With our digital customization model you can make products last longer and cater to your exact needs.
We love our vehicles and spend a lot of time and money on them. While there are some features that can be selected (ie. color, model), there are limits to the amount of customization available from the dealer. With digital customization we envision an extended array of customizable features not seen before. Vehicles may be created that allow consumers to add detailed aesthetic add ons which can make your vehicle one of a kind and even ergonomically improved. Extra comfort and a unique custom look will add value to your ride.
Military personnel are often found in isolated or distant locations with limited resources. Digital customization can help add efficiency to supply chains so that troops receive the products they need more efficiently. There are also opportunities to create more sophisticated military products with advanced ergonomics and customized feature sets that deliver improved performance in the field.