Biomedical Solutions Materialise

By on September 9th, 2009 in blog


We ran across an interesting video that talks about Materialise’s ventures into the medical manufacturing space. We’ve posted about medical uses of 3D print tech before, but Materialise specializes in this niche, and have for quite some time.

Materialise produces 3D software specifically designed for this market: Mimics, which can transform medical 2D CT or MRI data into usable 3D models. From those models prosthetics or other medical implants can be derived. In the video you’ll see students using the software to design a prosthetic leg for Cassidy the dog.

How popular is this approach? According to the video, “Nearly all orthopedic implant manufacturers are using Mimics to design custom hips and knees”.

Via YouTube

By Kerry Stevenson

Kerry Stevenson, aka "General Fabb" has written over 8,000 stories on 3D printing at Fabbaloo since he launched the venture in 2007, with an intention to promote and grow the incredible technology of 3D printing across the world. So far, it seems to be working!

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