Nora Toure: Juliette, could you let us know about your background and what brought you to 3D printing in the first place?
Juliette Prebot: Passionate for healthcare innovation, I graduated in Industrial Engineering and in Biomechanics engineering. My studies, and then my professional experiences brought me to 3D printing.
Nora Toure: What was your very first experience with 3D Printing?
Juliette Prebot: I discovered 3D-printing during my engineering studies in Grenoble (France), we were lucky to have access to a 3D printer (FDM technology). I had the opportunity to work in several group projects combining R&D and 3D-printing:
Bike design with TIME Sport- (Voreppe, Isère) which makes high-end bikes in carbon,
Re-design of a prosthetic element with an orthopedic company (Chabloz Orthopédie – Grenoble),
Research project about mass customization of assistive products for walking.
For all these projects, 3D-printing was either a way to prototype quickly, either a finality.
Nora Toure: You are an R&D engineer at Bone3D. Could you explain furthermore what Bone3D is and the services that you are providing?
Juliette Prebot: Bone3D is a startup created in April 2018, based in Paris, specialized in the manufacture of personalized 3D printed medical devices. We offer custom orthognathic repositioning gutters, rhinoplasty splints, nostril shapers for children’s with labio-palatine clefts, anatomical models, surgery simulators and many other products!
Nora Toure: Can you tell us more about your job: R&D Engineer – Responsible for simulation project?
Juliette Prebot: At Bone3D, I am responsible for the development of surgical simulators and as an R&D Engineer, I work on the design and the production of new products, especially surgical simulators.
Surgical simulators are 3D printed models, which reproduce a part of the anatomy, designed to provide a pedagogic tool for the surgeon’s formation. They aim to allow trainees to perform all the specificities of delicate surgeries as many times as necessary in a safe environment by mimic the constraints of surgery.
This means that I work on simulator’s specifications (surgery understanding, going to the operating room …), the CAD modeling, and the production of the models: we have the chance to have our own 3D-printer in our promises (Stratasys – J735).
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