Victor Robot

Victor is available now for milling contracts and commissions

Almost 12 months ago LOC Manufacturing welcomed a new team member – Victor the robot!

Victor, manufactured by Rodin4D, is a seven-axis CNC (Computer Numerical Control) milling machine that can precisely orthotic/prosthetic moulds in any direction and across any plane. So, for the first time, we can design, model and manufacture trickier and unusual ergonomic orthotic body shapes on-site at our clinic in Kingston-upon-Thames. LOC is only the second location in the UK to have a robot with Victor’s capabilities.

Traditional milling machines work on fewer axes, making it virtually impossible to mill certain shapes. Milling neck collars under the chin, for example, is particularly tricky, and the foot has a right angle, which is very difficult to mill. Victor’s arrival gives us the capacity to mill whatever we want.

Victor is available now for milling contracts and commissions.

above: Sam Walmsley checking Victor's first carvings

above: Sam Walmsley checking Victor's first carvings

In the past 12 months, we have been learning how to get the best out of Victor and at the same time the LOC Manufacturing team has refined and developed its modelling skills. This has meant that during the ongoing pandemic we have been able to model and mill braces that are urgently required by a number of NHS hospitals and third-party orthotic clinics.

With Victor able and willing to work 24 hours a day (without even a tea break), from receipt of an STL/OBJ file we have the capacity to deliver within 12-24 hours a precisely worked mould.

Above: Victor carving a complex spinal mould in preparation for manufacturing a Gensingen brace

Above: Victor carving a complex spinal mould in preparation for manufacturing a Gensingen brace

 

 

Improved Lead Times & Accuracy

To give just one example, one of our clinical clients, Prestige Healthcare, specialises in delivering myeloma spinal braces within a 48-hour turnaround to the NHS. Victor produces milled torsos in extremely complex spinal shapes, enabling Prestige to manufacture Thoracic Lumbar Sacral Orthoses (TLSOs) and Cervical Thoracic Lumbar Sacral Orthoses (CTLSOs) for the treatment of Myeloma within very tight timescales.

above: Ruban overseeing the tool path and calibrating accuracy

above: Ruban overseeing the tool path and calibrating accuracy

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Milled moulds of the torsos from scans provided by Prestige Healthcare

Milled moulds of the torsos from scans provided by Prestige Healthcare

 

 

Need something carved?

If you would like to discuss your requirements for modelling and carving please contact:

FAQS:

We have the following facilities and amenities at our Kingston Upon Thames location:

  • Free parking
  • Wheelchair ramp
  • Disabled toilet
  • Baby changing facilities

We also have the Gait Laboratory for orthotics patients and Onsite Manufacturing for speedy turnarounds and adjustments whilst you wait.

We have the following facilities and amenities at our Cambridge location:

  • Free parking directly outside the clinic
  • Large Waiting Room
  • No Toys (Due to Health & Safety Requirements of the clinic)
  • Baby changing space (In clinic room)

For more information about The Beechwood Complementary Medical Practice, please visit The Beechwood Practice.

We have the following facilities and amenities at our Romford location:

  • Free parking
  • Large Waiting Room
  • Child friendly with toys
  • Disabled access toilet

For more information about The Colin Dove Practice, please visti The Colin Dove Practice

Due to COVID-19, we have had to temporarily close the Salford clinic and are operating out of another clinic in Bolton. 

508 Blackburn Rd,

Astley Bridge,

Bolton

BL1 8NW

 

For more information, please visit The Good Health Centre 

We have the following facilities and amenities at our Bristol location:

  • Free parking directly outside the clinic
  • Large Waiting Room
  • Free tea, coffee and water
  • No Toys (Due to Health & Safety Requirements of the clinic)
  • Baby changing space (In clinic room)
  • Fully wheelchair accessible
  • Short walk to Clifton Village centre for shops, restaurants & cafes

For more information, visit Litfield House Medical Centre.

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