Materialise to Launch 3D Printing Systems for Hospitals

By Julie A. Vetalice

At AAOS 2016, Materialise will introduce a platform to support hospital-based 3D printing of surgical planning tools, such as medical models.

The system is designed to help the hospital:

  • Create detailed pre-op plans from digital x-rays
  • Prepare files for 3D printing
  • Treat complex cases with 3D-printed anatomical models, patient-specific guides and implants
  • Integrate virtual planning and 3D printing into the surgical workflow


Source: Materialise NV


Meanwhile, Dr. Richard Hurley imagines a world where a surgeon can design and 3D print implants in the office.

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