Medical Models

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Medical Models

Large scale manufacturing isn’t the only feasible function of 3D prototyping. Not by a longshot. Due to groundbreaking medical scanning and imaging technology, recreation of internal biological objects has become more than just science fiction, it’s become a reality. The key to creating these three-dimensional models lies in our ability to create exact replicas of bones based on medical CT scans or MRIs of the subject.

Once the data has been compiled into a Computer Aided Design (CAD), it then becomes just like any other 3D prototype, and it undergoes the same Selective Laser Sintering process that we would use to create a prototype of a part or product. We would slice the model into layers and physically build the model one layer at a time, each layer measuring at .004″ thick until the prototype is completed.

Creating your own custom 3D medical model has a number of distinct advantages, the primary of which is your ability to display an internal problem in an easy-to-comprehend fashion. You can replicate an injury, and even show patients how they might benefit from surgeries that would implement pins, screws, and rods. Nothing demonstrates a post-surgery increase in mobility better than a working model.

On the other hand, medical 3D models can also play a hand in the courtroom in order to easily illustrate an injury. By utilizing a model instead of X-Rays and CT scans, you can give further meaning to each preceding and even increase settlement values by assisting medical experts in identifying exactly what’s wrong with your client’s body.

2020-03-25T16:17:29+00:00 October 11th, 2012|3D Prototyping|