Trulife maintains a core group of dedicated R&D professionals who have gained vast expertise over the last 20 years from practice and experience, combined with the continual exploration of new materials and technologies.
Trulife has experience and expertise in silicone gels and rubbers, hydro gels, foams, elastomers, coated fabrics and films. Rapid prototyping techniques, in-house model-making and mould design enable upscaling to production at minimum cost and lead-times. With skills in CAD, Solid- Works, engineering and industrial design, we can move from concept to design and rapid prototype through to product testing and successful product launch in a timely and controlled manner. In the UK
Trulife manufactures custom designed products to specific patient requirements. Most patterns and designs are created in-house. Our modern central fabrication units in Birmingham and Sheffield have teams of skilled technicians making orthoses in a wide range of materials extending from carbon and glass fibre composites, through to modern thermoplastics to the more traditional metals and leathers, which are still appropriate for some of our patients.
The Birmingham facility houses our research and development gait laboratory, with a force platform, pressure measurement and video based motion analysis systems. New materials and products are tested to validate function. We use the laboratory for the assessment of our more challenging patient specifications. The laboratory is also used to facilitate the training and education of our clinical staff.
Trulife utilizes state-of-the art knitting equipment and an advanced system of computerised Gerber cutting to manufacture prosthetic interfaces, bras and orthopaedic soft goods. We continually seek innovative materials to develop new products, enhance product quality and improve cost competitiveness.
In the United States
Trulife applies CNC computer controlled and water jet technology on a variety of materials including steel, titanium, aluminum, plastic, carbon fiber, foam, rubber and urethanes. Our composite pieces are processed in a computer-controlled autoclave to give consistent quality of lamination, high strength and low product weight.
We have a specialized test laboratory where we validate the designs of our prosthetic feet and components to the industry standards ISO 22675 and ISO 10328 to ensure functionality and safety.
Trulife manufactures custom-designed breast prostheses specifically made to fit each individual patient. Because of the specific needs for each individual, the prostheses are hand made in a technical and artistic manner.
Trulife offers one of the industry’s most comprehensive custom ankle foot product lines on the market. Functional and comprehensive Ankle Foot Orthoses combined with traditional foot orthotic technology ensures Trulife’s leadership in the fast paced world of changing configurations and material applications.
Engineering and Design Services
Trulife offers complete design and engineering services for customers who have a shortage of engineers or need to supplement their design and development efforts. Primarily supporting customers with tooling design, testing and product development services, our full time design and mechanical engineers are proficient in multiple design platforms, such as SolidWorks, Pro/Engineer, CATIA, Geomagic and Freeform.
With ongoing research and development, we continue to bring the newest materials, design and technology to all of our Trulife products and partners.