When severe accidents happen, time is always a critical factor. Thanks to improvements in digitalization the total time of patient analysis, radiography, reconstruction and implant fabrication can be cut down drastically. Using traditional manufacturing processes to make semi-finished implants can cause significant delays in treatment. By using 3D modeling and 3D printing to create patient-matched implants, both time and cost can be reduced. A potential solution that can be integrated into the patient treatment workflow will be presented. Interfacing with existing software for reconstructions and state of the art files, the FFF machine offers high adaption to medical regulations using PEEK. Potential applications and status of validation of implants will be discussed.
- Understand the integration of new manufacturing methods of medical parts within they work flow.
- See the benefits of individualization in a time and cost effective way.
- Enhance understanding of 3D printing opportunities.