Evill has developed he prototype idea for Cortex, a revolutionary cast that is "fully ventilated, super light, shower friendly, hygienic, recyclable and stylish."
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According to Wired, Evill used an Xbox Kinect to scan the arm for his prototype (Perhaps the same $80 scanner I was able to play with at this meetup event last weekend? Lots of tutorials on how to do this: 1, 2, 3, or you can search tutorials on YouTube.) After cleaning up the scan, he sent the file off to Shapeways to be printed.
Some critics (what's wrong with you people?) complain that a 3D printed cast would take too long to print.
"At the moment, 3D printing of the cast takes around three hours whereas a plaster cast is three to nine minutes, but requires 24-72 hours to be fully set," says the designer. "With the improvement of 3D printing, we could see a big reduction in the time it takes to print in the future."