The possibility of application of modern Rapid Prototyping techniques for medical model fabrication in this paper is presented. The aim of the work was the cranial bone model fabrication for photoelastic tests. The bone tissue modelling is a problem due to a specific, complex geometry and difficulties with material for experimental aims. The Computer Tomography and Cone Beam Computer Tomography imaging were applied for the 3D model preparation. The model of the tissues was fabricated using chosen Rapid Prototyping (RP) techniques and vacuum casting method. The data processing of the medical data (DICOM), model design and fabrication process was described. The experiment assumptions, the fields of possible application, medical and technological consideration of complex model fabrication with RP methods in this article were pointed.
Proizvodne tehnologije i inženjerstvo