BOOMcast: 3D Printed Disco Leg Cast Includes Music and Mood Lighting

3d-printed-boomcastIt was a bit traumatic when Dr. Mike North broke his fibula.

North, a TV host for Outrageous Acts of Science with a taxing travel schedule, was less than pleased with the idea of facing treatment with a traditional leg cast. He wanted a solution that was both durable and easy to remove, so he got in touch with the designers and engineers at FATHOM.

The FATHOM designers use their expertise in 3D printing and additive manufacturing to help customers innovate, and they specialize in professional 3D printers and manufacturing systems, prototyping, and advanced manufacturing services. The studio also offers design and engineering resources and they use PolyJet-based 3D printers, FDM-based 3D printing production systems, SLS machines, laser cutters and a complete model shop to take on a variety of design challenges.

The device they came up with for North is, admittedly, a bit over the top as it includes an array of technologies from a gyroscope to lighting and speakers, but the BOOMcast is an amazing demonstration of 3D printing nonetheless.

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A growth-driven and strategic executive, Peter Coffaro commands more than 20 years of progressive management success within the medical device industry. As a District Sales Manager for Stryker Orthopaedics, Peter was responsible for managing and directing a regional sales force to achieve sales and profit goals within the Rocky Mountain region. Previously, he was the Director of Sales & Marketing for Amp Orthopedics. In this role, Peter was responsible for planning, developing, and leading all sales and marketing initiatives. Peter is a former orthopedic distributor in the Pacific Northwest. He has also worked with DePuy Orthopaedics as well as Zimmer, and held positions in sales, sales training, and sales management. Peter has an extensive background in organizational development, business development, sales management, negotiating and P&L management. Peter holds a B.S. degree in Biology from Northern Illinois University.

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