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Medical implants designed with animation and gaming software

Belgian designer Sebastiaan Deviaene works with the medical engineering department at Instituto Tecnológico de Canarias (ITC) to design custom-fit implants for reconstructive surgery in animals and humans. Frustrated over the constraints of medical software in developing his design, Deviaene leveraged the abilities of 3ds Max to design the 3D lattices necessary to promote bone growth with implants. The device was designed and 3D printed remotely and custom fit based on a 3D scan of the patient. The implants are 3D-printed from a medical-grade titanium alloy and feature a lattice structure at the points where the metal meets the patients' bone, which allows the two materials to fuse together.  Click here to learn more about the implants and see a video of them in action.

Explore more applications for animation software in the medical field with this project