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Biomed Mater Eng. 2015;26 Suppl 1:S341-5. doi: 10.3233/BME-151321.

Research on seamless development of surgical instruments based on biological mechanisms using CAD and 3D printer.

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1
Department of Mechanical Science, Nagasaki University Graduate School, 1-14 Bunkyomachi, Nagasaki-shi, Nagasaki 852-8521, Japan.
2
Department of Engineering, Nagasaki University, 1-14 Bunkyomachi, Nagasaki-shi, Nagasaki 852-8501, Japan.
3
Nagasaki University Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, 1-7-1 Sakamotomachi, Nagasaki-shi, Nagasaki 852-8501, Japan.
4
Department of Surgery, Nagasaki University Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, 1-7-1 Sakamotomachi, Nagasaki-shi, Nagasaki 852-8501, Japan.

Abstract

In the area of manufacturing surgical instruments, the ability to rapidly design, prototype and test surgical instruments is critical. This paper provides a simple case study of the rapid development of two bio-mechanism based surgical instruments which are ergonomic, aesthetic and were successfully designed, prototyped and conceptually tested in a very short period of time.

KEYWORDS:

3D-printer; CAD simulation; rapid prototyping; surgical instruments

PMID:
26406021
DOI:
10.3233/BME-151321
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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