The way we make casts hasn’t changed much in the last 50 years. We are still basically laying plaster (or its equivalent) to stabilize body parts. If you had a cast put on 20 years ago, and another today, you wouldn’t notice much difference. It is time for an upgrade. If for nothing else to remove the awful smell that is trapped within a traditional cast.
A Mexican startup company, MediPrint, wants to make their NovaCast with 3D printers. Makes sense to me.