Medical Modelling, Second Edition: The Application of Advanced Design and Rapid Prototyping Techniques in Medicine (Woodhead Publishing Series in Biomaterials)

Medical modelling and the principles of medical imaging, Computer Aided Design (CAD) and Rapid Prototyping (also known as Additive Manufacturing and 3D Printing) are important techniques relating to various disciplines – from biomaterials engineering to surgery. Building on the success of the first edition, Medical Modelling: The application of Advanced Design and Rapid Prototyping techniques in medicine provides readers with a revised edition of the original text, along with key information on innovative imaging techniques, Rapid Prototyping technologies and case studies. Following an overview of medical imaging for Rapid Prototyping, the book goes on to discuss working with medical scan data and techniques for Rapid Prototyping. In this second edition there is an extensive section of peer-reviewed case studies, describing the practical applications of advanced design technologies in surgical, prosthetic, orthotic, dental and research applications. * Covers the steps towards rapid prototyping, from conception (modelling) to manufacture (manufacture)* Includes a comprehensive case studies section on the practical application of computer-aided design (CAD) and rapid prototyping (RP)* Provides an insight into medical imaging for rapid prototyping and working with medical scan data

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Prototyping Solutions & Stratasys Bring Exciting New 3D Printing Technology to Florida

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Prototyping Solutions would like to invite those who are interested in seeing the Objet500® Connex3™ in action to attend one of our events in Florida:

The Stratasys 3D Printing Roadshow will include a showcasing and on-site demonstration of the Objet500® Connex3™ – the world’s best and first 3D Printer to offer advanced color and flexible material properties to the world of engineering plastics! Those who register and attend either of the events will be entered to win a FREE Mojo Printer package (value of $5999)!!

If you are a Prototyping Lab Manager, Design Engineer, R&D Professional, Application Engineer, or just interested in 3D Printing, you should attend. We will be covering: Product Value Overview, Application Uses, Relevant Industries, Printer Comparisons and different material options and properties available from Stratasys.

Seating is limited, so please register today!

About Prototyping Solutions

Prototyping Solutions, one of the largest resellers of Stratasys 3D Printers in North America, is headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama covering the states of Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee. With our professional sales, service, and support staff we offer exceptional expertise in the field to allow your company to choose the right printer, the right material part, and simply the very best solution for your rapid prototyping needs. Some of the industries we professionally support include:

  • Aerospace
  • Architecture
  • Automotive
  • Commercial Products
  • Consumer Products
  • Defense
  • Dental
  • Education
  • Medical

Alibre + 3D Systems: CAD + Rapid Prototyping for As Little As $1,500

Alibre Software and 3D Systems stike up a partnership to bring affordable CAD-rapid prototyping package. (Bundle shown in the photo includes 3D Systems' BFB 3000 and Alibre Design Professional 2011 CAD software.)

Alibre Software and 3D Systems stike up a partnership to bring affordable CAD-rapid prototyping package. (Bundle shown in the photo includes 3D Systems’ BFB 3000 and Alibre Design Professional 2011 CAD software.)

Alibre Software, the company that once grabbed headlines by dropping the price of its parametric CAD program to $199, makes another move today. In partnership with 3D Systems, it plans to offer a CAD-3D printing bundle for as little as $1,500, quite possibly the most affordable option in the market.

The bundles are available as follow:

  • $1,500 — Alibre Design Personal Edition + 3D Systems’ Rapman Kit, a build-your-own 3D printing kit
  • $4,999 — Alibre Design Professional Edition + 3D Systems’ BFB-3000 3D Printer, a pre-assembled desktop model with multicolor printing

Special Alibre software editions sold as part of this bundle include some import/export functions you may not get by purchasing the software on its own. The software in the bundle lets you read and write STEP, IGES, DXF, and DWG. They also give you STL export option so you can literally print your CAD designs as 3D parts in the Rapman Kit or the BFB-3000.

Also included in the bundle is MoI (Moment of Inspiration), a surface modeler you normally won’t get with Alibre Design Personal Edition or Alibre Design Professional Edition. (MoI is part of Alibre Design Expert, priced $1,999; it requires a separate download.)

Branching out from traditional CAD market, Alibre began targeting enthusiasts, hobbyists, model makers, and the do-it-yourself crowd (“DIYers,” as the company calls them) with its Personal Edition. (It continues to cater to professional engineers and designers with its Professional and Expert Editions.) The company’s partnership with 3D Systems, a well-known brand in rapid prototyping, gives Alibre software users the ability to create tangible products from their 3D digital designs.

3D Systems sells its Rapman kits and the BFB-3000 model through its Bits from Bytes website. The kit needs to be assembled before you can start printing, so those who want to bypass the self-assembly work may opt for the BFB-3000 instead. V-Flash, 3D Systems’ entry-level model for the professional market, sells for $9,900. Competitors like Objet and Dimension also market entry-level desktop models (Objet24, Objet30, and Dimension uPrint) for roughly $14,000 to $19,000.

Next week, J. Paul Grayson, chairman and CEO of Alibre, Inc., plans to demonstrate the bundle in operation at Bay Area Maker Faire (May 21-22), the annual gathering for the do-it-yourself crowd. Grayson said, “Four years ago, 3D printing solutions cost nearly $25,000 without the 3D CAD software. Alibre and 3D Systems will allow creators, DIYers and Makers the ability to bring their visions to reality without having to outsource the printing. Makers will be able to effectively run 3D printing factories in their own homes, offices or schools for under $1,500, which has been unheard of until now.”

For more, listen to my recorded interview with J. Paul Grayson, Alibre CEO.

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