VOXEL-MAN 3D Printing is an optional module for the VOXEL-MAN ENT surgery simulator and the VOXEL-MAN Dental training simulator. With this module and a 3D printer, you can create physical models of your virtual surgical site. This innovative concept makes it possible for the first time to create not only anatomical models, but surgical models that represent the state of the virtual patient during an intervention.
The printed models can be used, for example, as illustrative models or for supplementary practical drilling exercises – with exactly the same anatomy as during virtual training. In connection with VOXEL-MAN My Cases, it is also possible to generate 3D prints from your own CT data.
The 3D model can be saved in all common 3D printing formats including Wavefront (OBJ), Stereolithography (STL), Additive Manufacturing (AMF) and 3D Manufacturing (3MF), making it compatible with most 3D printers. Both single-material printing for bone and multi-material printing for bone and other structures are supported. Different quality levels can be selected to optimize print quality and speed.
3D model of a surgically opened temporal bone, created with VOXEL-MAN 3D Printing. In this case, a transparent filament was used for the bone, so that various anatomical structures such as facial nerve and tympanic chord (yellow), sigmoid sinus (blue) and incus (brown) become visible. The model was printed on a Stratasys J55 3D printer.