Similar to 3D LifePrint’s use of 3D technologies for medical purposes, there are a number of 3D printers and technologies that 3D LifePrints uses for research and educational purposes. These cover the major technologies used, which includes Selective Laser Sintering (SLS), Direct Metal Laser Sintering (DMLS), Sterolithography (SLA), Fused Deposition Modelling (FDM or FFF) and Multi-jet modelling. 3D LifePrint’s Research and Development team also is working to develop new 3D technologies to meet the growing requirements from our clients.
A wide range of 3D printing materials are suitable for research and academia. With the varied nature of this category, widely available materials such as PLA or ABS may used to prototype models. Specific materials may then be identified to suit specific material properties such as density, shore hardness, melting temperature or transparency.
Our in-house team offers CAD and prototype modelling to customer specific requirements. We have access to a wide range of 3D modelling software suites for both anatomical and product design purposes such as:
- Mimics Medical Design Suite
- Panasonic Plissimo
- Autodesk CAD Design Suite
- Adobe Creative Suite