3D printed implants
Kristof Sehmke, global communication manager at Materialise Medical, told Design News, “We used several medical tools for this procedure. The cutting guides used for this operation allowed surgeons to cut the donor and recipient bones precisely. We also used drilling guides that allowed the donor bones to be attached to the recipient’s bones more efficiently and accurately. These cutting and drilling guides are prepared virtually based on CT scans and the surgeon’s indications as part of the pre-surgical planning. The company has a legacy of adhering to the highest possible safety standards. It has obtained CE Marking Certification for most of its personalized orthopedic and craniomaxillofacial solutions: 3D-printed anatomical models, patient-matched surgical guides , and implants. Materialize was also the first company in the world to receive FDA clearance for software intended for 3D printing anatomical models for diagnostic use. This certification helps raise the industry bar to ensure patient safety and transparency on personalized devices’ production.”
To 3D print an anatomical model using AnatomyPrint by Materialise Medical, you can follow these steps:
Prepare the DICOM data: The first step is to obtain DICOM data of the anatomical structure you want to print.
Upload the data to the AnatomyPrint web platform: AnatomyPrint supports various file formats, including DICOM, STL, and OBJ.
Choose the printing material: suitable for medical use, including biocompatible and sterilizable materials.
Customize the model: using the AnatomyPrint software. You can choose the model’s size, orientation, and level of detail. You can also add labels or other annotations to the model.
Preview and order: The model will be printed and shipped to you within a few days.
Following these steps, you can 3D print an anatomical model using AnatomyPrint by Materialise Medical. The resulting model can be used for medical education, surgical planning, or other medical applications.