Most of the time, a car accident victim with trauma to the face will undergo hours of surgery in the operating room, as doctors work to rebuild the damaged area based on their best analysis of how the face might have looked before (usually using a CT scan).
But 3D printing is transforming all of that, leading to shorter surgeries, better reconstructions and improved results for patients.
A trauma patient will still have their injury scanned after a comprehensive exam. But now, Brooks and his team will plan the reconstruction digitally and 3D print a life-sized biomodel on an EnvisionTEC Vector 3SP. The machine creates a replica of the patient’s bony structure with accuracy to 100 microns.
The surgeons can then build reconstructive devices right on the 3D printed biomodel at their desk, crafting it exactly as they want before they ever set foot in the operating room. Once they do enter surgery, they have all the fabricated parts they need to do the reconstruction quickly.
Big brands are starting to use 3d printing in creative marketing campaigns. Investec set out to help their clients come to grips with the implications of Social Media. The agency had a concept in mind for the campaign, that involved building a ‘virtual online persona’ using visuals and a narrative that shows how online persona’s are built. The creative elements
The exam pass rate of Osteopathy students at Victoria University in Melbourne, Australia stood at 89%. The team wanted to increase this pass rate. “In anatomy, students get their hands-on experience with cadavers in labs. Time in the laboratory is limited and academics wanted to maximise student learning by extending hands-on learning experiences beyond the laboratory classes”, says Dr Sonia
In the automotive sector, limited editions of successful models are a smart marketing move. But car makers are always looking for specific ways to distinguish themselves from their competitors within their market segments. DS Automobiles, a brand by the PSA Group, managed to establish itself on the premium segment within a few years thanks to a series of iconic models.
A provider of high-accuracy dental 3D printers since 2008, EnvisionTEC launched the first FDA-approved full denture solution for 3D printing in 2017. AvaDent, meanwhile, offers easy-to-use digital denture software and design services to dental professionals, so prosthetics can be quickly manufactured through milling or 3D printing, with more than 100,000 dentures created. EnvisionTEC was the first to market with a
EnvisionTEC, a leading global manufacturer of desktop and full-production 3D printers and materials, recently announced two new medical-grade materials that make printing parts for implantation in humans safe and easy. New medical-grade biomaterials suitable for use in wound repair, biosensor housings, bone regeneration, drug release and more Three grades of ready-to-print biomaterials now available for use with the EnvisionTEC 3D-Bioplotter:
In the past, Dr. Valerie Cooper of Miami Valley Prosthodontics relied on volunteer help to make digital dentures for her patients. Now with EnvisionTEC’s advanced 3D printing technology, Dr. Cooper and her staff can produce more dentures, with better detail – saving them time and cutting costs. Dr. Cooper is truly passionate about making dentures. Her digital techniques mean fewer
Using an EnvisionTEC 3D-Bioplotter, one of the most-utilized bioprinters on the market, researchers at Northwestern University have 3D printed tissue that mimics human bile duct. A bile duct plays a crucial role in the body, carrying bile from the liver to the intestine to facilitate digestion. Cancer of the bile duct has an alarmingly low survival rate, and treatment requires
Isaac’s Fine Jewellery is owned and operated by Isaac Cohen. Isaac who is based in Boca Raton, Florida has been in the jewellery industry for over 30 years providing the highest quality designs and bespoke items for his discerning customers. Why use 3D printing for jewellery manufacturing? Prior to 3D printing, Isaac was using traditional hand-carved waxes or service bureaus
Metal is ‘on fire’ right now in additive manufacturing as technologies continue to progress; the segment has been a major feature at industry events lately, and the recent RAPID + TCT was certainly no exception, as metals drew significant attention. Adding flame to that metal fire was Boston-based Markforged. Just ahead of the conference, Markforged began shipping its highly-anticipated Metal