Mcor Technologies, a manufacturer of the only line of desktop paper-based 3D printers, has announced that Cliniques universitaires saint Luc, Universite catholique de Louvain(UCL) in Belgium, has selected its Selective Deposition Lamination (SDL) paper-based 3D printing technology to reduce surgical time.
This paper-based 3D printing technology creates accurate physical models of patients’ bone structures, serving as surgical guides for metal implants.
The company claims that the 3D printers are the only ones that create models from paper (standard letter/A4 sheets). When the sheets are cut and bound together, the model is tough, durable and stable – no infiltration is required. After use, models can be disposed of in the recycling bin for cradle-to-grave sustainability.
This technology helps surgeons to produce low-cost 3D anatomical models to obtain better case information, reduce hours from traditional surgical procedures, cut costs, enhance communication and improve patient outcomes.
Surgeons can quickly, easily and affordably create accurate and realistic physical 3D anatomical models from MRI and CT scans to serve as surgical guides for implant pre-contouring, pre-surgical planning, custom implants, as well as for communication, presentation, education and prosthesis design.
Mcor 3D printers employ water-based adhesive – no toxic fumes, lasers, airborne powder or toxic resins – enabling the machine to easily co-exist in an office or classroom. Part cost is 5% of other technologies available in the market.