Materialise officially launched the Materialise Mimics Care platform for 3D printing within hospitals. The suite includes planning and design software tools, 3D printed anatomical models and surgical guides, and patient-specific implants. The launch includes Mimics inPrint, new software to support the creation of medical models without the need of advanced clinical engineering support.
Source: Materialise NV
The creation of surgical planning models is but one use for 3D printing and additive manufacturing in the orthopaedic space, and companies are continuing to explore partnerships as the applications grow. In 3Q15, Materialise partnered with additive manufacturing provider Arcam to create the Arcam Build Processor, software to simplify the 3D printing process.