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    3D HOPE Medical specializes in 3D printing of human organs using digital data obtained from modern imaging...
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    We currently offer the following: 3D Printing of Heart Models for use in: 3D Printing of Trachea...
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From Virtuality to Reality

It is undisputed that virtual visualization technology has revolutionized the field of medicine. Modern medical imaging techniques allow us to study complex organ anatomy through electronic interfaces. However, virtual visualization is not as powerful as having a physical model that you can touch, pull, push or rotate; it does not allow you to make an incision to look inside an anatomical structure and examine hidden elements. 3D printing takes us from the world of virtuality to the world of reality by putting physical replicas of organs in our hands.

What is 3D printing and how does it work?

3D printing is an additive manufacturing technique that uses digital technology to lay down successive layers of liquid, powder, paper, or sheet material to create physical models. By using computer-aided design (CAD) or animation modeling software, figures are sliced into digital cross-sections to create guidelines for the 3D printer to use. The printer reads the design file and deposits successive layers of material to build the object from a series of cross sectional data. The layered material sections are joined together or automatically fused to create the final model. There are number of 3D printing processes that exist, each differing in how layers are deposited or in the materials used.

3D HOPE Medical, What do we do?

HOPE in our company’s name stands for Human Organ Printing & Engineering. We manufacture the models of the human organs using the digital data from various medical imaging modalities that include computed tomography, magnetic resonance, and ultrasound. Our specialty is 3D printing of cardiac models. We also print the models of skull, mandible and other bony structures, liver with vascular and biliary trees, tracheobronchial trees and lungs. We will also explore application of 3D printing technology in simulation of the surgical and interventional procedures, and production of patient-specific tailor made implants and surgical aids.