New Equipment Digest. April 2019, Vol. 84 Issue 4, p11, 1 p.
Packaging machinery and Packaging
EAGLE-Omni blister machine, ideal for packaging development, materials testing, and production, performs forming, sealing and punching operations at sequential stations. The machine handles a wide range of forming materials--including PVC, [...]
Li, Qiu-Ju, Yu, Tong, Liu, Lian-Hua, and Zhao, Jian-Wu
Medicine. August 2018, Vol. 97 Issue 31, e11701, 1 p.
Scoliosis -- Case studies, Scoliosis -- Models, Orthopedic surgery -- Case studies, 3D printing -- Case studies, and 3D printing -- Health aspects
Byline: Qiu-Ju Li, Department of Spine Surgery, The Second Hospital of Jilin University, Changchun; Tong Yu, Department of Spine Surgery, The Second Hospital of Jilin University, Changchun; Lian-Hua Liu, Department of Chinese Medicine, Tonghua Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Tonghua, Jilin Province, China.; Jian-Wu Zhao, Department of Spine Surgery, The Second Hospital of Jilin University, Changchun Abstract RATIONALE:: This study describes the technique of combined Orbic 3D navigation (O3DN) and 3D rapid prototyping (3DRP) to assist surgical correction of congenital scoliosis. PATIENT CONCERNS:: A 12-year-old boy with congenital scoliosis. His father brought him to our hospital upon noticing the boy's asymmetry of the trunk. DIAGNOSES:: Congenital scoliosis. INTERVENTIONS:: O3DN and 3DRP were used to assist correction surgery in this patient. OUTCOMES:: The Cobb angle of segmental scoliosis (T8-L2) was 46.9[degrees] preoperatively and 2.3[degrees] at the last postoperative follow-up; correction was 95.1%. The average segmental kyphosis (T5-T12) was 45.2[degrees] preoperatively and 18.6[degrees] at the postoperative follow-up; correction was 58.9%. The preoperative sagittal imbalance of 56.2 mm was improved to 9.7 mm. The mean distance between the center sacral vertical line and the C7 plumb line was reduced from 5.7 to 4.1 mm. Operative time and bleeding volume was impressively little, with no misplacement of pedicle screws or other surgical complications. LESSONS:: Combined 3DRP and O3DN helped achieve satisfactory correction for this case of congenital scoliosis. The application of 3DRP aided by O3DN in surgical treatment of congenital scoliosis can reduce operative time, lessen blood loss, reduce screw misplacement, and avoid neurovascular damage. However, patients' hospital costs were greater. Our lessons learnt are that the relative position between the tracker and the pedicle must be static to ensure the accuracy of the whole system during the entire operation.
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2017 JAN 19 (NewsRx) -- By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Women's Health Weekly -- Investigators publish new report on Oncology - Breast Cancer. According to news reporting from [...]
How quickly a manufacturer embraces new technology depends on its potential benefits. Three-dimensional printing, for example, enables manufacturers to build 3D parts and products quicker and with more precision than [...]
A fully automatic stripping and crimping system might be the "glamour" technology of wire harness assembly shops. However, there's still plenty of work for handheld electric, pneumatic and manually powered [...]
Computer Graphics World. Feb 1995, Vol. 18 Issue 2, p42, 5 p. photograph
Medical Profession (Industry), Rapid Prototyping, CAD/CAM software, Prosthesis industry, Modeling, Technology Information, Surgical technology, Medical equipment and supplies industry -- Production management, and Surgical technology -- Product development
A new computer-based rapid prototyping (RP) procedure known as stereolithography can aid physicians in planning surgery or prosthetic aids by generating 3D anatomical models. Computer models can be compiled from successive 2D computed tomoggraphy (CT) scans of the body part being treated. The 3D data sets generated from CT scans are then converted into a format appropriate for use in stereolithography equipment. A Belgian software firm, Materialise, developed the software necessary to produce the models. RP can be used to design implants and prosthetics accurate to within .0003 inches. Surgeons can also employ the plastic models to better visualize how a surgical procedure will be conducted with minimum damage to surrounding tissue. Medical instruments, probes and devices can also be developed with RP techniques.
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Most rapid prototyping service providers specialize in one area of additive manufacturing, such as fused deposition modeling (FDM) or metal sintering. ZARE SrL, however, offers expertise in several areas. Based [...]
Farnell element14 is selling an Arduino Uno Click Shield and boards for Atmel's Xplained prototyping platform for the ARM Cortex-A5 based SAMA5D36 microprocessor. The Click Shield fits on the ATSAMA5D3-XPLD [...]
Electric Paint from London-based company Bare Conductive is available from RS Components. Electric Paint is an electrically conductive liquid wire, which can be used as a cold-soldering medium or conductive [...]