Medical & Life Sciences
Portable 3D scanners have led to major developments in the healthcare industry, becoming a key stage in the treatment of multiple conditions. Portable 3D scanning is irreplaceable for numerous healthcare applications, for example, designing and creating customized prosthetic and orthotic devices, which need to take into account the patient’s individual anatomy.
Accuscan's 3D scanners are the ideal choice when it comes to making anatomical 3D models of the human body, or in plastic surgery to create custom-made implants and simulate operations and outcome scenarios.
Accuscan also work with pharmaceutical companies when it comes to manufacturing packaging for medicines including injection molding as well as high quality medical devices and equipment.
The potential medical applications of 3D scanning are expanding at an incredible rate, transforming the way the world approach healthcare. AccuScan has many years experience working together with pharmaceutical firms and hospitals throughout
Medical Device Prototyping
Fast turnaround times, small production runs, and bio-compatible materials puts your prototypes are on the faster route to market.
With Accuscan's 3D Scanning you can quickly develop your designs at minimal cost. Try out different designs or varying iterations of a design at the same time. Swiftly customise your prototype, and get the result in your hand for immediate feedback. Validate and verify your products sooner, and get to market faster.
We can 3D scan and 3D print the precise shape, texture and material properties of your medical devices, to create an exact working prototype of your design. This allows for accurate testing, feedback and optimisation before progress to the final production stage. We 3D print directly from CAD files and revise as needed.
Rapid Manufacturing & 3D Printing
Some medical devices can be difficult to produce because of the tiny and intricate nature of their parts. Our 3D Scanned CAD converted models can easily recreate these complex details. Our Polyjet printers are perfectly suited to the rapid manufacturing of these end-use medical devices, thanks to its precise 14 micron resolution and sterilizable materials.
3D printing is being utilized worldwide more and more to manufacture a wide range of medical devices and tools. You can even print molds for small batch production with elementary injection-molding methods, using the eventually desired material of the end product itself.
For a fraction of the cost of machining, it is possible to 3D print smooth, accurate injection molds, tough polycarbonate forming patterns or detailed casting patterns.
One of the greatest advantages of using 3d scanning is the ability to fully customise medical parts specific to each individual patient. Although traditional manufacturing remains cheaper for large scale production, 3D scanning and printing is significant faster and more cost effective when it comes to smaller, one-off production runs.
Dental, orthodontics and hearing aid manufacturing are just some example of industries that have been transformed by their utilization of 3D scanning and printing. As no two set of teeth or ear canals are the same, the previous cost of producing custom parts were enormous. Now they can be reproduced at much less cost and in less time.
This individualised approach to healthcare is limitless, with individualised prosthetics, casts and joint replacements already becoming the norm. With new breakthroughs and out of the box concepts being revealed every week, the pharmaceutical and medical industries may be completely evolved in a few years thanks to 3D scanning and 3D printing.
Surgical Preparation & Practice
3D printing offers doctors the opportunity to vastly improve their preparation and understanding of a surgical procedure, particularly when compared to the traditional methods of relying solely upon X-ray, MRI or CT scans. The dicom data from these scans can be used to create a 3D CAD model and which is then 3D printed, resulting in a tangible, three dimensional model of a patient’s anatomy.
This is extremely beneficial to a physician making a diagnosis, or a surgeon preparing for an operation. Even a small error when performing a procedure on something as delicate and complex as the brain can have devastating consequences. Therefore, having the advantage of being able to accurately map out the safest path for a surgery greatly improves the likelihood of a positive outcome. Another example is the creation of replica organs. This allows for the practicing of surgeries prior to transplants, to help determine the how best to carve the donor organ to minimise tissue loss.
3D printing technology is very quickly changing and improving how medical teams diagnose and plan treatments for their patents.