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.
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
Not all forms of 3D printing are created equal—and that truth is also evident to the visible eye within individual 3D printing processes as well. Novices to the field sometimes debate whether SLA or DLP is a superior technology for final 3D printer performance. But even within the processes of SLA (stereolithography) and DLP (digital light processing), there are significant
Berlin Packaging is the world’s only hybrid packaging supplier. Their mission is to improve their customer support in the design of packaging solutions. Studio 111 is the global packaging leader’s design center in downtown Chicago. “We use 3D printing to develop amazing visual models,” explained Martin Rathgeber, Director of Engineering, Berlin Packaging. The company uses EnvisionTEC 3d printers: an Xtreme
And, sure, making cool stuff is part of it. But the dream is much bigger than that. So. Much. Bigger. 3D Printing is About Transforming Manufacturing. Making it faster. Smarter. And more efficient. Eliminating waste … and design limitations … and expensive tools that prevent inventors from taking risks. 3D Printing makes sure everybody gets a chance. To make their
Dental Applications Specialist Chris Kabot showcases the benefits of 3D printing with an advanced DLP 3D printer – the EnvisionTEC Perfactory Vida, for the fabrication of dental implant applications. The premium Vida desktop 3D printer can conveniently print models, castables, restorations and appliances. Paired with an industry-leading materials library, featuring a variety of FDA and CE-approved materials, the Vida offers