15 reasons to choose Programmable Foam® seats for enhanced comfort and functionality
Additive manufacturing of customized orthopedic seats and cushions is a reality. It is set to replace traditional crafting, and it makes sense to replace a waste-heavy and dusty production with a clean and zero-waste alternative.
Are you looking for an alternative to the traditional crafting of custom seating in foam? Then look no further. With the Programmable Foam®, you have a 3D-printed alternative that is a next-level product. This article explores 15 compelling reasons to choose Programmable Foam® seats for superior comfort and functionality.
Washable and long-lasting comfort and support
- Breathable and washable design: Programmable Foam® seats feature an open structure that allows air, water, and other liquids to pass through easily. This design makes the seat highly breathable and facilitates easy washing in the shower or washing machine.
- Unprecedented pressure relief: The open structure of Programmable Foam® provides unparalleled pressure relief, reducing the risk of discomfort and enhancing the overall seating experience.
- Regain original shape: Programmable Foam® seats effortlessly regain their original shape after deformation, ensuring long-lasting comfort and support.
Fire retardancy and advanced pressure distribution
- Fire safety assurance: Programmable Foam® seats meet stringent fire safety standards, offering a secure seating solution that outperforms conventional foam regarding fire retardancy.
- Customized design possibilities: Designers have full control over the 3D shape of Programmable Foam® seats, allowing for personalized solutions tailored to individual body shapes, ergonomic needs, and comfort preferences.
- Advanced pressure distribution: The lattice structure inherent to Programmable Foam® includes lattice structures with gyroid and diamond to minimal surfaces and ensures superior pressure distribution compared to traditional foam seating.
Biocompability and individual hardness control
- Hardness control for individual users: Tailor the hardness of Programmable Foam® seats to the specific needs of individual users, providing customized support and comfort. Different hardness zones can be strategically applied for optimal results.
- Biocompatible material: The biocompatible TPU material used in Programmable Foam® seats, known as “CreaTECH TPU 85A,” ensures safety in direct contact with the skin, meeting rigorous standards for skin and cell contact.
- Dedicated pressure relief areas: Utilize Programmable Foam® to create dedicated pressure relief areas within the seating structure, enhancing overall comfort and minimizing the risk of skin-related issues.
- Positioning and stability: Achieve superior positioning and stability by utilizing harder and more structural hardness zones within Programmable Foam® seats, acting as a supportive skeleton for the seat.
- Durability and longevity: Benefit from the enhanced durability of Programmable Foam®, surpassing the lifespan of equivalent hardness conventional foam. The design, selected hardnesses, and applied stress contribute to its longevity.
- Easy post-processing options: Programmable Foam® seats offer flexibility in post-processing, allowing for easy adjustments through cutting or thermoforming to achieve the perfect fit.
Patented gradient transitions
- Wide range of hardness options: Choose from five types of hardness options for Programmable Foam® seats, catering to various preferences and needs of users across different weight categories and distribution of hardness zones with our patented gradient transition.
- Temperature tolerance: Programmable Foam® seats can safely be used in a wide temperature range, ensuring comfort in regular usage.
- Hygienic and sterilizable: Enjoy the convenience of easy cleaning with hand rinsing or machine washing, and for sensitive environments, Programmable Foam® seats can undergo sterilization through alcohol baths or vapor steam.
Multiple purpose custom seating
In conclusion, Programmable Foam® seats and cushions represent a progressive solution for comfortable, customized, and technologically advanced seating. Whether utilized in medical applications, office chairs, or wheelchairs, these seats provide a versatile and sustainable alternative to traditional rubber foam, delivering unmatched benefits for end-users. Simultaneously, they contribute to digital transformation, fostering a better workflow and work environment by eliminating dusty crafting and promoting more sustainable, zero-waste production practices.