“We needed a reliable multi-material 3D printing technology to produce ultra-accurate surgical guides and simulators, and we’ve found exactly that accuracy in the Stratasys J750,” said Jérémy Adam, Founder and President of Bone 3D.
“Since its installation, it has quite literally transformed what we’re able to achieve and the speed with which we can do it; the J750 is now the tip-end of the spear for our business – both insofar as production of highly-realistic models, and R&D development.”
Bone 3D and additive manufacturing
Based in Paris, Bone 3D was founded in 2018 to design and additively manufacture a new generation of implants, prostheses, splints and plasters tailored for human and veterinary medicine. The company’s recent purchase of the J750 from Stratasys’ French partner, CADvision, aims to advance the creation of patient-specific surgical guides and surgical simulators.
“Having access to this technology on-site has enabled us to significantly speed up processes when it comes to the design and development of medical models,” Adam added. “As an example, something designed at 2 pm can be produced and tested within just four hours, which is amazing.”
“We were pleasantly surprised by the way in which printed models were able to faithfully maintain dimensional stability. They print with only negligible levels of deformation to enable fast production of reliable and leak-free injection molds.”
The Stratasys J750
The J750 has a palette of over 360,000 different color shades, as well as a number of material properties, including rigid, flexible, opaque, and transparent. This enables designers with realistic prototypes produced more efficiently than previous PolyJet systems.
Adam also aims to use this system to train future surgeons. This will allow the simulation of challenging scenarios to test trainees more effectively. “Our aim is to fine-tune the design of our simulators before making them commercially available throughout France,” Adam continued.
“The Stratasys technology that we now have at our disposal gives me the confidence that we will achieve this goal.”
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Featured image shows a 3D printed orthodontic model produced on the Stratasys J750. Photo via Bone 3D.