Stratasys has signed an agreement to interface its Direct Manufacturing’s parts-on-demand service with Philips IntelliSpace Portal 10 to provide three-dimensional (3D) medical models for better training, research and surgical planning.
Under the partnership, Philips clinical informatics and data management customers will be able to quickly design, order and produce 3D-printed anatomical structures on-demand.
The realistic, PolyJet-based full-colour, multi-material 3D printing models are intended to allow innovation and evolution of healthcare strategies for medical professionals.
Stratasys Direct Manufacturing additive manufacturing vice-president Greg Reynolds said: “Our interfacing with Philips IntelliSpace Portal 10 is designed to make it faster for doctors and their patients to receive customised, pre-surgical models.”
Printed in full colour from various textures such as hard bone and soft tissue, the anatomical structures are said to be created directly from patient scans.
Every prototype is designed to aid and accelerate surgical techniques, along with training and testing in zero-risk environments to establish approaches required for therapy.
Stratasys Healthcare Solutions general manager Scott Rader said: “Stratasys is committed to opening new doors for practitioners to prepare for procedures by opening data communication from the hospital-based imaging systems to the 3D printing products and services used to provide patient-specific modelling.
“Philips customers can now add the impact and value of 3D printing to their IntelliSpace environments to accelerate efficiencies and advance innovation.”
Stratasys provides applied additive technology solutions for different industries such as Healthcare, Aerospace and Consumer Products.
The firm’s indirect subsidiary, Stratasys Direct Manufacturing, offers 3D printing and advanced manufacturing services.