Engatech Notes Successful Wrestling Season for 8 Year Old Wrestler using Engatech 3D Printed Port Cover to Protect Chemo Site.
Engatech reported today that junior wrestler Colt Rowland successfully completed his season using the custom 3D printed port cover designed by Curtis Schmidt and printed by the Engatech offices using Stratasys technology. Tammy Rowland, mother of Colt, noted to Clay Slaton, Engatech’s founder and president, that the port cover made Colt’s participation in regular sports much easier.
Thank you so much. .. it could help many children with ports to be able to play sports like “regular” children. – Tammy Rowland, mother of Colt Rowland.
Colt was first diagnosed with leukemia in 2014 when he was just 6 years old and undergoes chemotherapy via his implanted chest port. Since the port area must be protected from impact and abrasion, a two part 3D printed cover made from PolyJet materials made it possible for Colt to continue to participate in team sports such as wrestling by keeping the port covered and shielded.
Using the Stratasys Connex machine’s ability to build in different materials, Engatech build the outside cushioning ring in softer Tango™ PolyJet material and the inner protective “button” covering the port area with more rigid Vero White™, Tammy Rowland reported success all around.
Engatech continues to follow Colt and his fight against cancer and his sports career.