Transactions on Additive Manufacturing Meets Medicine
Vol 1 No 1 (2019): Trans. AMMM
https://doi.org/10.18416/AMMM.2019.1909S03P03

Material Properties, Structural Designs, and Printing Technologies

Evaluation of 3D-printing materials for the simulation of osteotomies

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Thomas Friedrich (Institute of Medical Engineering, University of Lübeck, Lübeck, Germany), Helen Abi-Chokami (Institute of Medical Engineering, University of Lübeck, Lübeck, Germany), Maximilian Wattenberg (Institute of Medical Engineering, University of Lübeck, Lübeck, Germany), Thorsten M. Buzug  (Institute of Medical Engineering, University of Lübeck, Lübeck, Germany)

Abstract

As 3D printing has tremendously gained momentum in various disciplines for many years, it is also becoming more and more promising for medical engineering. Not only to replace body-parts, but also to build anatomical models which can improve the planning of operations. However, previous studies revealed, that the choice of materials has a high impact on the usability of such anatomical models. Therefore, we compare different common 3D-printing materials with the focus on their suitability to simulate osteotomies.

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