Application spotlight: Prosthetic ear made possible with 3D printing and 3D scanning
Traumatic amputation of the ear, auriculectomy, unsatisfactory autologous reconstruction, and untreated microtia/anotia are conditions that are commonly corrected with our prosthesis symmetry process. With the help of 3D scanning, 3D printing, and Silicone Molding the Prosthetic Ear was done accurate and natural.
In the Philippines, this kind of technology is becoming more accessible. EinScan 3D scanner and Form 2 SLA 3D printer completes the individual’s quest for symmetry that comes with having a stable and perfect looking ear.
This process involves 3D scanning and 3D printing to accomplish. First, the ear will be scanned and then will be mirrored to symmetrically fit the other ear. After the scanning process, it will be printed in the fine setting and then the 3D printed model will be use as a mold for the silicon ear prosthetic.