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Dr. Lars Brouwers Cofounder, Medical 3D Lab at Elisabeth Tweesteden Hospital – Tilburg, the Netherlands     Dr. Lars Brouwers is a surgeon in training with special interest in complicated trauma fractures, which are difficult to diagnose on “regular” X-ray and CT scans. As cofounder of the Medical 3D Lab at Elisabeth Tweesteden Hospital in Tilburg, the Netherlands, Dr. Brouwers focuses on researching different ways to show these fractures to surgeons, surgical residents, and patients through both VR and 3D printing. “My goal is to provide surgeons an extended workup in the surgical treatment of fractures, to give surgical residents...

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Before a part, designers and engineers often need to adapt, optimize, and finalize 3D models. Autodesk’s Meshmixer is a state-of-the-art software for working with triangle meshes or, as its developers like to call it, the "Swiss Army Knife" for editing STL files and 3D meshes. With Meshmixer, it’s not only possible to optimize a triangle mesh but also to resculpt entire sections, stylize the model, or add useful features to it. And the best news? Downloading MeshMixer is completely free. This guide walks through 15 pro tips for both beginner and advanced users to empower designers to change their 3D models with...

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As their spine curve at an angle, a scoliotic person not only deals with the physical discomfort and pain, but this also affects the person's self-esteem. There's lack of understanding about the physical deformation and people tend to be cruel against those who are different. People who claim to have normal spines might even see people with scoliosis as someone weird, what with the bulging back, uneven shoulders and hips, or the funny way of walking. 3D printing in medical application, Helps not only the Medical professionals to understand special cases like this but also ordinary people such as children,...

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Episode 17: Identifying industrial applications for 3D printing In Episode 17 of Talking Additive, Matt Griffin draws insights from application engineers from Ultimaker and Ultimaker’s allies about identifying and implementing opportunities for 3D printing. Whether it’s holding workshops, growing capabilities within a team, or undertaking site scans in a factory, application engineers are critical to furthering the adoption of 3D printing in businesses. Many 3D printing champions and teams across all sectors and industries first learned of counterintuitive approaches to part design, print execution, and material selection from an encounter with an application engineer. This episode of Talking Additive creates a group portrait of the...

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By default, stereolithography (SLA) 3D printers create fully dense parts. At times when you’re not printing functional parts that require structural strength, hollowing out your 3D model can be great way to save a considerable amount of material and time. A few designs we recommend hollowing out: Art and sculptures Scale models Early stage conceptual models Large models and multi-piece assemblies Using PreForm (free), and Meshmixer’s (free) hollowing tool you can prepare your model for printing in three simple steps.   Step 1: Find the Correct Orientation During the SLA printing process, your model is printed layer by layer and lifted out of the liquid resin as...

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