Rather than shipping a cast to us, practitioners have the option to scan and upload the file via DAFO e-Orders, avoiding inbound shipping costs and benefiting from additional order tracking through production and shipping cycles.

For full scanning details, download and read our Digital Scanning Guidelines document before submitting scans.

Here are a couple quick tips:

Scanning methods

When sending in your scans, please tell us which scanning method you used:

Scan the outside of cast:

Measure the cast thickness at the forefoot, instep, and leg. Send these measurements to us with your scan.

Scan the plaster positive mold

Direct scan of patient:

Be sure they are sitting reasonably still and the scan captures their best corrected foot and ankle position as much as possible.

Accepted file formats

.stl (recommended)



(Please convert your file to one of these file types before sending)

File sizes between 1MB and 25MB.

When saving the scan file, ensure the units are in millimeters.

Try to keep your scan file to a reasonable size to ensure smooth transmission (apx. 10MB).

How to create and prepare casts for scanning & measuring:

How to measure cast thickness:

Scanning tips:

How to check scan accuracy: