Wrap Your Brain Around This…
Prevue Medical offers educational models to show details that are nearly impossible to grasp on a computer screen. They work with medical professionals to gather patients MRI scans and convert them into a working CAD model to be 3D printed. Some of the specimens that are produced include: portions of a spine, skulls (post trauma), wiring of the human brain, and color-coded brain models to illustrate patterns. This allows doctors to have full-scale replica specimens in their hands, for diagnosis and treatment.
Prevue Medical recently collaborated with Dr. Steven Laureys, MD, director of the coma Science Group in Belgium. Dr. Laureys and his team assess the recovery of neurological disability in severely brain damaged patients with neuroimaging, or MRI’s. Dr. Laureys provided Prevue Medical with a human brain MRI to convert into a working CAD model and then asked us to then produce it as a RapidNylon™ specimen.
We produced the brain in two pieces, representing the two hemispheres without compromising the high level of detail, both inside and out. We then finished it with a bright white paint and clear coating so that Dr. Laureys could use a dry erase marker on different sections to better demonstrate specific details.
Dr. Steven Laureys was recently highlighted at a TEDx event in Paris, France where he used the RapidNylon™ brain specimen to demonstrate his research.WATCH THE EVENT
Prevue Medical is based in Mclean, VA. “See it. Feel it. Cure it.” CHECK OUT THEIR WEBSITE
RapidNylon™ parts have proven to be a great application for a functional rapid prototype for automotive, aerospace, etc. More recently however, the exclusive parts made by Synergeeing Group have been a great tool for more “out of the box” applications.
From-Nature-To-Art.com has developed a way to take a CT scan of an animal and convert it into a working CAD model to be produced with additive manufacturing technology, (a form of 3D printing).
Synergeering Group has recently begun working with From-Nature-To-Art.com to produce these unique models as a RapidNylon™ piece. The modified laser sintering technology behind a RapidNylon™ part makes it possible for these very complex geometries to be easily produced, and doing so without compromising the high level of detail in the CT scan. Also, the glass-filled nylon (plastic) material that is used to produce these has a natural matte white finish and makes these look like real bone!
From-Nature-To-Art.com is currently featured on Kickstarter, and their models can be purchased on their website. Check out the links below!
Not only does Synergeering produce quick and durable engine components, but industries a little on the softer side are also being well advanced with RapidNylon to test out initial designs! ArborCube approached Synergeering Group with a new concept for an iPhone holder for children; the ibuku pet. The holder designed for young kids replicates a toy character making it easier for kids to interact with the movement of today’s technology. Before they could even think about mass production for the concept, ArborCube had Synergeering produce their first prototypes of the holder using RapidNylon! STL files were sent and within days they had a functioning prototype in hand! Designers were able to quickly prove out their design, targeting the tight tolerances with the interference fittings to fully assemble with the phone. After several iterations, the design was sent for its next phase and final tooling was cut for mass production. The ibuku pet will be on store shelves soon!