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Restoring Confidence with Lifelike Prosthetics

Restoring Confidence with Lifelike Prosthetics

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Layer by Layer, Creating a Prosthesis with 3D Printing – Medical Art Resources featured in Milwaukee School of Engineering article

– Please click here to see the full article and slide show –

Medical Art Resources joined the Milwaukee School of Engineering‘s Rapid Prototyping Consortium in 2015. As a member of the consortium we have access to the valuable expertise of the staff of MSOE’s Rapid Prototyping Center and its equipment including a variety of scanners and rapid prototyping machines. In addition to these awesome benefits (and attending consortium meetings to network and learn about advancements in rapid prototyping), our membership has allowed us to incorporate 3D printing into our process for making prosthetic ears! 3D printing a mirror-image of a patient’s intact ear gives us an extremely accurate and detailed starting point for our wax sculpture, something we’d otherwise accomplish by hand.

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MSOE recently published an article on their website and in Dimensions magazine describing our collaboration with the Rapid Prototyping Center and the process of making an ear prosthesis with 3D printing. One of our long-time patients, Brittany, was kind enough to share her story for the article as we worked with her over the course of a week to fabricate a new implant-retained prosthesis. MSOE’s media relations folks and photographer did a wonderful job carefully describing every step of the fabrication process and telling Brittany’s story.

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