Development of a 3-D Printing Laboratory for Foot and Ankle Applications

Collin E. Pehde, John Bennett, Brad Lee Peck, Logan Gull

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Abstract

This article is a guide to starting a 3-dimensional (3-D) print laboratory; 3-D models of complicated foot and ankle pathology can enhance surgical planning, improve patient and medical trainee education, and aid in research. This article discusses the variables that must be considered when creating a 3-D printing laboratory, including the hardware, software, printing materials, and procedures. Herein is a basic outline of what is required to develop a foot and ankle 3-D printing laboratory.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)195-213
Number of pages19
JournalClinics in podiatric medicine and surgery
Volume37
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2020
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • 3-D printer
  • DICOM
  • Filament
  • Foot and ankle 3-D printing
  • STL

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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