BMI produced an unprecedented heart model with realistic textures and colors using the Stratasys J750 using surgical photographs and cadavers. The original design was actually a solid heart pattern. A small change to the design allowed the model to be produced in two parts, with the front removed to view the chambers, vessels, papillary muscles and other structures inside.
At the same time, BMI produced a cross section of the head and brain using the Stratasys J750 for anatomy training and technical demonstration. In the production process of the cross sections, the materials used in the production of the heart were preferred, but instead of realistic colors, vivid and different colors were preferred to show different biological textures under the transparent structure. BMI also produced a realistic hand model using colored, transparent and flexible materials.
Weinberg, “Stratsys J750; can economically produce realistic colored and textured education models with normal or abnormal anatomy. 3D printers allow surgeons to effectively practice abnormal and patient-specific anatomies.”
3D printers have started a new era by enabling the production of complex, realistic and sophisticated medical models that were previously impossible to manufacture. Today, designers can economically produce realistic color and textured models of all anatomies.