3D Printing is Helping to Standardize Surgical Training

Traditionally surgical training has depended on the orderly exposure of the surgeons to graduated clinical experience in the operating room under the close supervision of senior surgeons. Such preceptor-apprenticeship on an operation table is the major bottleneck in training of congenital heart surgery because of the wide variation and complexity of pathological anatomy, relative rarity […]

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Striking the Balance between Prototype Realism & Functional Performance

Stratasys has just released 3 ground-breaking material enhancements to its flagship J750 full-color, multi-material rapid prototyping solution. In this short hands-on video below, we take a dive into the incredible prototyping versatility that these materials now open up to professional designers and engineers. Tough Functional Engineering Parts First up is an example of tough engineering […]

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Surgeons Pinpoint Kidney Tumors with 3D Printed Color Models

Representing a significant advancement in complex surgical procedure planning, Stratasys color, multi-material 3D printing is being increasingly deployed to aid surgeons who treat a variety of conditions, from heart malformations and hip replacements to brain tumors. Using Stratasys’ transparent VeroClear material enables Dr. Bernhard to see inside the kidney and estimate the specific location and […]

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3D Printed Heart Valves Assist Cardiologists in Planning Patient Specific Replacement Surgeries

In the July issue of JACC Cardiovascular Imaging, our collaborative team from  the Piedmont Heart Institute and Georgia Institute of Technology published a paper titled, Quantitative Prediction of Paravalvular Leak in Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement Based on Tissue-Mimicking 3D Printing.  In this study, we demonstrated the feasibility of using 3D printing technologies to create patient-specific heart valve models […]

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