Current and Future Projects

Complex Anatomical Modelling

The Department of Anatomy and 3DLP are developing a series of high fidelity anatomical models of areas of the anatomy using 3D technologies to provide enhanced educational tools for areas of the anatomy that are not well described using current teaching methods apart from cadaveric dissection.

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Craniomaxillofacial Surgical Guides

3D Printing enables physicians to visualise a patients unique anatomical details and create personalised, patient-specific guides for complex surgical procedures.

More to be announced soon.

PCNL Surgical Training Simulator

Design, testing and prototyping of a PCNL surgical simulater. Including 3D printed anatomical kidneys with internal calyx structures and kidney stones, variable self healing skin and fat pads, product housing, and an incorporating X-ray mimicking camera system.

Pro-Angiogenic Bioresorbable Scaffolding

OM3DP are exploring a rapid prototyping technique to create resorbable bone scaffolds in partnership with the IBME. High-resolution biodegradable Polycaprolactone (PCL) prints are being trialed with a view to improving vascularisation in scaffold-mediated bone regeneration. FDM technology is being used to circumvent the issues associated with conventional scaffold manufacturing technologies.