Additive/Subtractive Computer Aided Manufacturing of Customized Implants Based on Virtual Prototypes
Using of personal implants for reconstruction of craniofacial harms become more and more important due to the better performance, good fit in the implant area, reduced surgical time and better cosmetic results then traditional mesh. Although creating of such implants is a complex task, but in this article structured process workflow with clearly defined steps was introduced. All of the steps were evaluated with solving of clinical case. In this second article using innovative manufacturing methods based on 3D Reconstruction/Modelling and final result were explored in details.
KeywordsVirtual engineering 3D modelling Craniofacial surgery Patient specific implants CAD CAM surgery Reconstructive surgical procedure
This work has been supported by the National Science Fund, Ministry of Education and Science of Bulgaria under the Project DH-17-23 “Developing an approach for bone reconstruction and implant manufacturing through virtual engineering tools”.
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