3D Prototyping To Plan and Guide Surgical Procedures
Surgeons use 3-D prototyping and Selective Laser Sintering to plan and guide surgical procedures
First came the obvious; using rapid prototyping (RP) technologies such as 3D Systems’ SLS process, to streamline the development of production of industrial and commercial parts and products.
Then the scientific community got into the act. They began using RP technologies to replicate fossils and archaeological relics. Here, replicas of rare finds are created and distributed to interested parties. This allows simultaneous studies to take place by more than one scientific community or institution. In addition, distributing the replicas ensures that the precious original is kept in one safe location - or
repatriated if necessary.
Manufacturers. Scientists. Now it seems the medical and dental communities are getting into the act.
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