Definition: Additions and modifications to anatomical model prior to fabrication of the prosthesis/orthosis.
|1||Drying of positive model||Remove moisture e.g. oven, air dry, air blowing methods.|
|2||Barriers, sealants and separators||Application of a physical interface separating one surface from another.|
|3||Installing component blank(s), and/or componentry||Modify surface to accommodate expected componentry, install component blank(s). Hardware or interface that will later be replaced with definitive e.g. uprights, joints, electrode, valve, component blank(s) (dummies).|
|4||Wick application||Application of a material to facilitate the evacuation of air during vacuum moulding.|
|5||Pads / liners / spacers orientation||Any material(s) to be added before fabrication of the structure. Attachment to the anatomical model only, fabrication of these interfaces occurs in part|
|6||Jig setup||Assembling componentry to a specific tool to establish/preserve alignment.|
|7||Componentry alignment||Any componentry to be added before fabrication of structure.
|8||Protective material positioning||Protective material to allow removal without damaging elements underneath.|
|9||Reinforcement/ corrugation positioning||Application of material(s) to strengthen structure.|
|10||Trim lines||Establish borders of prosthesis/orthosis treatment.|