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Advanced manufacturing technology for medical applications : reverse engineering, software conversion and rapid prototyping
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England : John Wiley, 2005
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PSZ JB 30000010093258 R855.3 A38 2005 Open Access Book

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Advanced manufacturing technologies (AMTs) combine novelmanufacturing techniques and machines with the application ofinformation technology, microelectronics and new organizationalpractices within the manufacturing sector. They include "hard"technologies such as rapid prototyping, and "soft" technologiessuch as scanned point cloud data manipulation. AMTs contributesignificantly to medical and biomedical engineering. The number ofapplications is rapidly increasing, with many important newproducts now under development.

Advanced Manufacturing Technology for MedicalApplications outlines the state of the art in advancedmanufacturing technology and points to the future development ofthis exciting field. Early chapters look at actual medicalapplications already employing AMT, and progress to how reverseengineering allows users to create system solutions to medicalproblems. The authors also investigate how hard and soft systemsare used to create these solutions ready for building. Applicationsfollow where models are created using a variety of differenttechniques to suit different medical problems

One of the first texts to be dedicated to the use of rapidprototyping, reverse engineering and associated software formedical applications Ties together the two distinct disciplines of engineering andmedicine Features contributions from experts who are recognised pioneersin the use of these technologies for medical applications Includes work carried out in both a research and a commercialcapacity, with representatives from 3 companies that areestablished as world leaders in the field ? MedicalModelling, Materialise, & Anatomics Covers a comprehensive range of medical applications, fromdentistry and surgery to neurosurgery and prosthetic design

Medical practitioners interested in implementing new advancedmethods will find Advanced Manufacturing Technology for MedicalApplications invaluable as will engineers developingapplications for the medical industry. Academics and researchersalso now have a vital resource at their disposal.

Author Notes

Ian Gibson is the editor of Advanced Manufacturing Technology for Medical Applications: Reverse Engineering, Software Conversion and Rapid Prototyping, published by Wiley.

Table of Contents

1 Rapid Prototyping for Medical ApplicationsIan Gibson
1.1 verview
1.2 Workshop on Medical Applications for Reverse Engineering and Rapid Prototyping
1.3 Purpose of this Chapter (Overview
1.4 Background on Rapid Prototyping
1.5 Sterolithography and Other Resin-type Systems
1.6 Fused Deposition Modelling and Selective Laser Sintering
1.7 Droplet/Binder Systems
1.8 Related Technology: Microsystems and Direct Metal Systems
1.9 File Preparation
1.10 Relationship with Other Technologies
1.11 Disadvantages with RP for Medical Applications
1.12 Summary
2 Role of Rapid Digital Manufacture in Planning and Implementation of Complex Medical TreatmentsAndrew M. Christensen and Stephen M. Humphries
2.1 Introduction
2.2 Primer on Medical Imaging
2.3 Surgical Planning
2.4 RDM in Medicine
2.5 The Future
2.6 Conclusion
3 BiomodellingP. D'Urso
3.1 Introduction
3.2 Surgical Applications of Real Virtuality
3.3 Case Studies
4 Three-dimensional Data Capture and ProcessingW. Feng and Y. F. Zhang and Y. F. Wu and Y. S. Wong
4.1 Introduction
4.2 3D Medical Scan Process
4.3 RE and RP in Medical Application
4.4 Applications of Medical Imaging
4.5 Case Study
4.6 Conclusions
References Bibliography
5 Software for Medical Data TransferEllen Dhoore
5.1 Introduction
5.2 Medical Imaging: from Medical Scanner to 3D Model
5.4 Conclusions
6 BioBuild SoftwareRobert Thompson and Dr Gian Lorenzetto
6.1 Introduction
6.2 BioBuild Paradigm
6.3 Future Enhancements
6.4 Conclusion
7 Generalized Artificial Finger Joint Design Process Employing Reverse EngineeringI. Gibson and X. P. Wang
7.1 Introduction
7.2 Supporting Literature
7.3 Technological Supports for the Prosthesis Design
7.4 Proposed Methodology
7.5 Finger Joint Surface Modelling and Feature Extraction
7.6 Database Construction and Surface Generalization
7.7 Conclusions
8 Scaffold-based Tissue Engineering - Design and Fabrication of Matrices Using Solid Freeform Fabrication TechniquesDietmar W. Hutmacher
8.1 Background
8.2 Introduction
8.3 Systems Based on Laser and UV Light Sources
8.4 Systems Based on Printing Technology
8.5 Systems Based on Extrusion/Direct Writing
8.6 Indirect SFF
8.7 Robotic and Mechatronically Controlled Systems
8.8 Conclusions
9 Direct Fabrication of Custom Orthopedic Implants Using Electron Beam Melting TechnologyOla L. A. Harrysson and Dennis R. Cormier
9.1 Introduction
9.2 Literature Review
9.3 Electron Beam Melting Technology
9.4 Direct Fabrication of Titanium Orthopedic Implants
9.5 Summary and Conclusions
10 Modelling, Analysis and Fabrication of Below-knee Prosthetic Sockets Using Rapid PrototypingJ. Y. H. Fuh and W. Feng and Y. S. Wong
10.1 Introduction
10.2 Computer-facilitated Approach
10.3 Experiments
10.4 Results and Discussion
10.5 Rapid Socket Manufacturing Machine (RSMM
10.6 Conclusions
11 Future Development of Medical Applications for Advanced Manufacturing TechnologyIan Gibson
11.1 ntroduction
11.2 Scanning Technology
11.3 RP Technology
11.4 Direct Manufacture
11.5 Tissue Engineering
11.6 Business