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Application of Rapid Prototyping in Medical Field

Rapid prototyping techniques have created a new approach to surgical planning and simulation. These techniques allow the creation of three-dimensional anatomical objects, giving surgeons a realistic representation of the target organ.

Development of medical devices and instruments

Other important applications of prototyping technologies are in the development of medical devices and instruments. Medical instruments that have been improved using rapid 3d printing technology include surgical fixation devices, scalpels, rectifiers and sampling systems.

In addition to the design of medical devices, prototyping technologies are also used in the medical device plastic injection molding. Candidates for additive manufacturing technologies are those devices that need to be customized specifically for a particular patient.

Most hearing aids are developed using stereolithography or selective laser sintering. Other areas that are adapting to rapid prototyping technologies include dental replacement.

Some dosage forms are also being developed using this technology. This is especially true for dosage forms that are difficult to develop using other methods.

The rapid prototype services is also being used for the production of extended-release tablets. The new technology improves patient safety with medications by reducing possible side effects.

Applications in the manufacture of prostheses and implants

Rapid prototype printing is important when it comes to the implantation and use of prostheses. Thanks to this technology, prostheses designed specifically for specific patients are now available. Patients whose needs do not conform to standard sizes or who require special care can now get a custom-made prosthesis at an affordable price.

Rapid prototyping and CT technologies use techniques such as X-rays and MRI and allow for the transmission of data that can be used as input to the rapid prototyping process. A great deal of development work has been done to improve the accuracy, interpretation and translation of CT results. Over time, the accuracy of models produced by additive manufacturing systems has been improved.

Different types of additive technologies have been used in different medical applications, and some have been selected as standard methods. An example of a standard method used in medicine is the CT scan for hip replacement surgery.

The CT scan data is combined with engineered bone fusion data. This data is then transformed into a plastic model that serves as the patient's implant.

Other medical applications of the prototype technology include the replacement of missing external organs. In these cases, the remaining organ is scanned to produce a 3D image and the resulting data is used to create a mirror image of the missing 

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