Design and fabrication of reconstructive mandibular models using fused deposition modeling

Design and fabrication of reconstructive mandibular models using fused deposition modeling Purpose – Combination of advanced imaging, designing and manufacturing techniques has been rapidly developed in recent years for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes for medical devices. The purpose of this paper is to present a methodology for design and fabrication procedure of medical models using computer‐aided design (CAD) and fused deposition modeling (FDM) technique for application in the mandibular reconstructive surgery. Design/methodology/approach – Case studies of patients with mandibular defects are examined using CAD model construction including data acquisition from computerized tomography scan and data processing. Furthermore, the effect of advanced manufacturing parameters settings in FDM methodology is investigated. Findings – The models were used in assisting the surgeons in their reconstruction planning. A significant improvement regarding the success and convenience in surgery planning been reported. Originality/value – This paper explores the application and viability of FDM rapid prototyping technology for fabrication of complex mandibular models used for reconstructive surgery. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Assembly Automation Emerald Publishing

Design and fabrication of reconstructive mandibular models using fused deposition modeling

Assembly Automation, Volume 28 (3): 9 – Aug 1, 2008

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Emerald Publishing
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Copyright © 2008 Emerald Group Publishing Limited. All rights reserved.
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0144-5154
DOI
10.1108/01445150810889501
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Abstract

Purpose – Combination of advanced imaging, designing and manufacturing techniques has been rapidly developed in recent years for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes for medical devices. The purpose of this paper is to present a methodology for design and fabrication procedure of medical models using computer‐aided design (CAD) and fused deposition modeling (FDM) technique for application in the mandibular reconstructive surgery. Design/methodology/approach – Case studies of patients with mandibular defects are examined using CAD model construction including data acquisition from computerized tomography scan and data processing. Furthermore, the effect of advanced manufacturing parameters settings in FDM methodology is investigated. Findings – The models were used in assisting the surgeons in their reconstruction planning. A significant improvement regarding the success and convenience in surgery planning been reported. Originality/value – This paper explores the application and viability of FDM rapid prototyping technology for fabrication of complex mandibular models used for reconstructive surgery.

Journal

Assembly AutomationEmerald Publishing

Published: Aug 1, 2008

Keywords: Computer aided design; Modelling; Surgery; Rapid prototypes; Medical treatment; Prosthetic devices

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