Proven, Productive Healthcare 3D Printing Solutions

If you want to see the extraordinary benefits of the leading 3D medical technology pioneered by Medical Modeling, look no further than the many conjoined twin separations the company has supported. In each case, Medical Modeling’s 3D imaging and physical models have keyed a successful procedure by allowing surgeons a true-to-life view of the patients’ shared anatomy before the first incision is even made. Doctors can more fully prepare for the procedure, and the patients spend less time in the OR. (Left: 3D SLA physical model of conjoined twins. Click to see video.)

Simply put, Medical Modeling’s lineup of virtual surgical planning tools, tactile medical imaging, implant production services and more are revolutionizing clinical treatment.

Now as part of 3D Systems, Medical Modeling will have even more access to state-of-the-art 3D printing and modeling tools, allowing both companies to drive forward together with cutting-edge medical imaging and surgical planning.

Through our collective strengths, knowledge and visions, we hope to enable better quality medical care and improve patient outcomes throughout the world.

Welcome, Medical Modeling. We’re proud to have you aboard.

Click here to read the press release.

Click here to see the video of 3D Systems' CEO and President, Avi Reichental, speaking with Andy Christensen of Medical Modeling.

After a skiing accident, Amanda Boxtel was left with no sensation or movement below her pelvis, and for the past 22 years, she has been wheelchair-bound. Recently, however, Amanda has (quite literally) taken steps to improve her mobility. Through close work with two technology companies, Amanda has become the inadvertent spokesperson for a new era of bionic technology. 3D Systems and Ekso-Bionics teamed up to help Amanda get a 3D printed and articulating exo-suit custom fitted to her own body, that enables Amanda to stand and walk unassisted.

In a newly released video, Amanda shares her personal views of the meaning of the neuro-prosthetic suit. “For the first time I feel as if the exoskeleton is truly one with me,” she says on the video. “It’s as if it was an extension of my body.”

In her view, bionic exo-suits will not only give paralyzed individuals the opportunity to reclaim freedom of movement, but will evolve into an art form that is built from each individual’s personal blueprint.

Learn more about Amanda’s journey by clicking here or on the image above

 

The term “haptic” is the name for... A new cholesterol medication? The newly discovered 64th moon of Jupiter? A line of skin care products developed by French chemists?

Not quite. In fact, we’ve already got haptics all around us: in the cell phones and video game controllers we use every day. “Haptic” is the general term used to describe devices that give tactile feedback to a human user. Haptic devices make the phone vibrate after a keystroke and the video game controller rumble when your souped up rally car slides into a ditch. (Image via www.inition.co.uk)

At the same time, higher end haptic devices are powering a number of true-to-life virtual medical training, research and therapy applications. The Geomagic Touch by 3D Systems is one of the original devices, created by Sensable in the late 90s. Geomagic Touch provides force feedback when users interact with 3D objects, so doctors can more realistically simulate surgical procedures, dental students can practice on lifelike virtual models, and researchers can “touch” molecular models.

Inition has featured a number of haptic device applications, which include a wide range of medical training uses, like Virtual Botox. Click here to learn about more of the 3DS haptic device applications used and developed by Inition.

High quality doesn’t always have to come in a big, expensive package. Today, we officially began shipping our ProJet 1200 micro-SLA machine: a small 3D printer that packs a big punch for $4,900. Stereolithography (SLA) sets the benchmark for 3D printing accuracy; with the ProJet 1200, we just scaled it down and lowered the price. So you can quickly produce highly accurate SLA parts from the workbench, countertop or CAD desk. In fact, the ProJet 1200 is smaller than your average coffee maker.

 

What are people using the ProJet 1200 for?

  • Dental work of all types – From crowns to bridges, dental labs use the ProJet 1200 to create smile-worthy, castable patterns in under an hour.
  • Jewelry design – The ProJet 1200’s precision makes it great for creating intricate jewelry casting patterns. Designers don’t have to fret over the manufacturability of complex pieces.
  • Hobbyists – The possibilities are endless. For small charms, RC car parts, miniatures, intricate pendants, replacement cabinet knobs, tiny action figures, electronic components and housings, game pieces, small assembly components... You get the idea. If it’s a small part and accuracy is important, this affordable 3D printer is for you, just don’t let the size fool you.
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Monday, March 24, 2014 - 10:45
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3D Systems ProJet 1200 Micro-SLA 3D Printer Commences Shipping

ROCK HILL, South Carolina –March 24, 2014 – 3D Systems  (NYSE:DDD) today announced the immediate availability of its previously announced

There was a time when we got bread from the baker around the block and clothes from our local tailor. Our CEO Avi Reichental’s grandfather was a cobbler who catered to nearby customers, providing custom-built shoes for specific feet. But somewhere in the industrial revolution, this kind of localized commerce and the craftsmanship that it thrived on was washed out. (Image via blog.ted.com)

But considering the current capabilities of 3D printing, as well as those on the horizon, Avi recently shared with a TED audience that he sees a return to our manufacturing heritage and a renaissance of custom workmanship. We are, he says, going into a “new era of localized, distributed manufacturing” and accomplishing a new quality of life with the freedom and economy that 3D printing affords.

Click here to read more about Avi’s TED talk and hear about the ways that 3D printing is enabling this new manufacturing paradigm in industries like healthcare, entertainment and fashion.

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