3D Systems announced the immediate availability of its new cloud-based, easy-to-use Bespoke Modeling service.
The new offering from the 3D printing juggernaut allows medical professionals to create, view, share and 3D print full-colour 3D anatomically-accurate models directly from DICOM data.
Medical professionals using Bespoke Modeling have the power to diagnose and communicate more effectively, simplify medical imaging and improve medical instruction, as well as enabling smoother patient referrals.
The cloud service makes it easy to view patient-specific 3D data, bookmark views, add annotations, investigate specific anatomical structures and then order 3D-printed models in full colour via the cloud. 3D-printed models can also be used in a teaching capacity, mimicking realistic properties that emulate the bone when sawed and drilled.
Founder of physician training company that tested Bespoke Modeling Sapo Implant Dr Bernard Cannas commented: "The sensory feedback experienced using Bespoke Modeling 3D prints is nearly identical to operating on a real bone. We can now use many more models during our training course providing greater hands-on training than we ever could with cadaver bone."
Consulting Associate Professor at Stanford University Dr W Paul Brown said: "We use 3D-printed models in our educational exercises whenever possible. The ability to manipulate a 3D digital anatomical model on a computer in Bespoke Modeling and at the same time hold and manipulate a 3D print of the same structure is a unique and useful teaching tool."
3D Systems (NYSE:DDD) lost its grip on its rise into the low-fifties at the beginning of last week, but its slide was curbed at the end of the week, with the 3D printing stock ending the week on a modest rally of 0.3 per cent, clawing back lost ground to $50.61 per unit.