A Surgical Training Biomodel Manufacture Using Fused Deposition Modeling
The purpose of this research is to fabricate maxillofacial biomodel and apply the rapid prototyping technology using Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) in solving some surgical problem in medical field. The build biomodel will be used in educational and pre-medical surgical environments. Besides, it can simplify the complex surgical procedures and the visualization of anatomical structures. A machine that works under FDM principle will be used to produce a finished biomodel. Product analysis later is implemented to make the result more trustful. Thus, it is demonstrated that biomodel can help surgical planning and at the same time it will reduce costs, surgical times and infection risks in health care system.
Y. Way et al., "A Surgical Training Biomodel Manufacture Using Fused Deposition Modeling", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 588-589, pp. 1764-1766, 2012