3D Foot Orthotic Scanning, Design, and 3D Printing - 100% Online

  • $500.00

Course Description: Our 3D Foot Orthotic Scanning, Design and 3D Printing course provides 24 hours of scanning, design and 3D printing experience. The first 21 hours of the course consists of self-paced how-to lectures and lab assignments. The instructor is available for a 3-hour Zoom session anytime during the class to assist in setup, scanning, design or 3D printing, related to the class.  The student will learn scanning techniques and software, how to design and modify, how to create a model simulation, and finish with custom 3D printed orthoses.

You will learn to scan a foot, design a custom orthotic from that scan, modify the design, create a simulated model and 3D print a custom accommodative foot orthosis, a custom functional foot orthosis, and a custom UCBL. Access to a 3D printer is required. We suggest a FLSUN QQ-S available on Amazon for around $300. Purchase not required.

Course Objective: 3D Foot Orthotic Scanning, Design, and 3D Printing will give you the basic knowledge to create custom foot orthotics and UCBLs for your patients.

Course length: 21 hours self-paced + 3 hour Zoom session with instructor

Credits: ABC has approved this course for 27 Scientific Category I credits for Pedorthists, Orthotists, Orthotic Assistants and Orthotic Technicians..  BOC has approved this course for 27 (S) credits.

Fee: $500

Location: Online

Prerequsites: None. General PC and Windows skills required. Knowledge of Pedorthics or Orthotics is highly beneficial. Access to a 3D printer is required. Access to Simplify3D software is required. Access to a foot scanner is suggested.

Course Outline: 3D Foot Orthotic Scanning, Design and Printing

 Content Includes:


  • Forward - Video Lecture
  • The Dirty Little Secret - Video Lecture
  • 3D Printing Technology - Video Lecture
  • 3D Printing Cost Time and Reliability - Video Lecture
  • 3D Printing Foundations - Video Lecture
  • 3D Printing Machines Materials and Methods - Video Lecture



  • Scanning with Structure Scanner and Scanning Frame - Video
  • NW Podiatric Scanning Frame - Video
  • Sulcus Stick - Video



  • Meshmixer Navigation - Video Lecture
  • Meshmixer Selection - Video Lecture
  • Import and Clean - Video Lecture
  • Functional Modifications - Video Lecture
  • Trimlines and Extrusion - Video Lecture
  • Rearfoot Post - Video Lecture
  • Met Pad - Video Lecture
  • Relief and Offload - Video Lecture
  • Adjustments - Video Lecture
  • Toe Crest - Video Lecture
  • Full Length FO - Video Lecture
  • UCBL Design - Video Lecture


3D Printing

  • Export from Meshmixer into S3D - Video Lecture
  • Simplify3D Walkthrough - Video Lecture
  • Printing Full Length Flexible FO - Video Lecture
  • Introduction to the FLSUN QQ-S - Video Lecture
  • Autolevel - Video Lecture
  • Loading Filament - Video Lecture
  • Cleaning the Bed - Video Lecture
  • Glue Method - Video Lecture
  • Tape Method - Video Lecture
  • Starting the Print - Video Lecture
  • Baby Stepping - Video Lecture
  • Unloading a Print - Video Lecture
  • Unloading Filament - Video Lecture
  • 3D Print Troubleshooting - Video Lecture



  • Meshmixer Download
  • Foot Scan - Meshmixer File
  • Insole Template - Meshmixer File
  • Shopping List