Posted on 15 October 2021 by Celia Butler
Medical devices typically provide challenges in terms of developing and building scalable workflows for design and customization to individual patients. However, modern fabrication tools and software are making it easier for manufacturers to speed up, and even automate, large parts of their production process. One key area of growth involves the use of new technologies to create high-quality, customizable devices.
Over the last few years, we’ve greatly expanded the medical applications of Simpleware software, from adding FDA 510(k) and CE-marking certifications for Simpleware ScanIP Medical, to developing AI technology for speeding up common segmentation and landmarking tasks involving 3D image data.
We recently collaborated with Carbon and nTopology on a webinar to demonstrate a seamless design and fabrication workflow to create a patient-specific tibial surgical cutting guide, utilizing technologies such as 3D printing, design automation, and processing of anatomical scan data. So, how does this automated digital workflow come together?