Will 3D Printing Impact Your Practice? - A Webinar with AbilityMate

Date/Time: Wednesday 20 September 3:00pm - 4:15pm

Registration link:  https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1236170312988832514

AOPA CDP Points: This session is an AOPA Certified CPD unit, worth 2 points.


3D Printing already is proving to be a force for good in the health and disability sectors. As this technology continues to have an unprecedented impact on many industries it is likely to play a supportive role for the Australian P&O Industry too.

Further evidence is still required before Orthotists can implement the technology into their practice. AbilityMate is part of a collaborative project with the aim to provide the industry with vital research on 3D Printed Paediatric Ankle Foot Orthoses.

We invite Orthotists, Orthotic Technicians, Educators and other Allied Health Care Providers to join the AbilityMate co-founders for this webinar, where they will share knowledge and answer any questions you may have.


  1. Our ethics approved clinical trial of 3D Printed AFOs
  2. 3D Printing benefits, challenges and next steps
  3. Materials & mechanical performance
  4. 3D Scanning, prescription & modelling
  5. Future central fabrication services
  6. About AbilityMate

About the Presenters:

Johan duPlessis - Managing Director of AbilityMate

Johan is a social entrepreneur, a support worker for kids with cerebral palsy and has a background in electronic engineering and artificial intelligence. Johan is passionate about innovation in the disability and health sectors.

Melissa Fuller -  Managing Director of AbilityMate

Melissa is also a social entrepreneur. AbilityMate is her third social-startup in the area of 3D printing after gaining 10 years on-the-job experience climbing the ranks of a digital printing and fabrication company. Mel is motivated by solving problems and wants to see every person with a disability gain access