Generally speaking, every patient is a particular medical case, and the customized production mode can meet the demands of these cases. The development of 3D printing technology is pushed by medical applications, and it also brings huge help reciprocally, these include operation AIDS, prosthetics, implants, dentistry, medical teaching, medical instruments, and so on.
3D printing makes operations easier, for doctors to make a operation plan, operation preview, guide board and enrich doctor-patient communications.
3D printing has made many medical instruments, such as prosthetics, orthotics and artificial ears, easier to make and more affordable for the general public.
Firstly, CT, MRI and other equipment are used to scan and collect the 3D data of the patients. Then, the CT data were reconstructed into 3D data by computer software (Arigin 3D). Finally, the 3D data were made into solid models by 3D printer. And we can use 3d models to assist the operations.