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Using PolyJet technology to accurately mimic human bio-structures

Creating realistic tendon and ligament models using the Digital Anatomy Printer

 

Overview

Alongside the shift in healthcare toward personalised medicine, 3D print technology has emerged as an invaluable tool for academic medical centres, hospitals, and medical device manufacturers to create patient-specific anatomical models.

These models have fueled unprecedented research, training and education, pre-surgical planning, manufacturing custom-made medical devices, and testing novel devices before in-vivo trials.

But to date, traditional modelling methods and legacy print technologies have limited the degree to which models can accurately replicate the biomechanical properties of organic tissue.

In 2022, a team of researchers at the Bio-Inspired Nanomechanics Labouratory of the Politecnico di Torino sought to create a multi-material model that mimics the mechanical behavior of specialized soft tissues such as tendons and ligaments - with the help of the Digital Anatomy™ Printer, powered by PolyJetTM technology.

 

To learn more about the study results download the white paper.

 

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