Lucie Pertuisel – “It is really fascinating to what extent we can replicate the human anatomies through 3D printing technology”

By on April 11th, 2018 in interview


 Lucie Pertuisel
Lucie Pertuisel

Manual, thorough and passionate about the realization of objects, Lucie Pertuisel oriented herself towards engineering and industry work early on in order to perfect her craftsman skills. 

This allowed her to learn to organize and manage production workflow and to master the techniques of creation. Her versatility makes her suitable for shaping all kinds of materials (wood, resin, …) through a wide range of technologies (molding, thermoforming, …). 

Having become a model maker-prototypist, she entered the paramedical sector to contribute to the progress of medicine and the well-being of patients. It is in the Medtech sector her meeting with 3D printing takes place. The speed of production and the ability to print parts of unattainable complexity compared with other methods convinced her of the interest and potential of this 4th industrial revolution.

As the first 3D printing technician at BIOMODEX, she participated in setting up the lab from scratch. The replicas of human anatomies that BIOMODEX produces are used all over the world for the advanced training of surgeons or for patient-specific planning.

Nora Toure: Lucie, could you let us know about your background and what brought you into 3D printing in the first place?

Lucie Pertuisel: I started my career by studying prototyping with a specific focus on materials like plastics and woods. After my studies, I got a job in a traditional production environment to produce vacuum casted prototypes of anatomical models. As I was in prototyping, I got exposed to 3D printing on several occasions as the technology was used to handle the most complex products.

Read the rest at Women in 3D Printing

By Nora Toure

California-based Nora Toure is the woman behind “Women in 3D Printing”, a group dedicated to promoting and showcasing the use of 3D printing for women. She’s also the Director of Sales & Service Factory Operations at Fast Radius, and a TEDx speaker.