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A blog by Angel that documents the best medical and scientific 3D printable files on the embodi3D.com website.

 

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Embodi3d´s Top Contributors: Antonia Pontiki

Embodi3d´s Top Contributors: Antonia Pontiki

This month Embodi3d Top Member is Antonia Pontiki. She´s a PhD student in Biomedical Engineering at King's College in  London investigating the use of patient-specific 3D printing for thoracic surgery. Her research interests include chest wall reconstruction for cancer patients, 3D printing, biocompatible materials, thoracic prostheses, and surgical simulators.   So let's get to know her a little better!   1. What motivated you to work with 3D printing?   I am doi
Embodi3d´s Top Contributors: Frank Bonelli

Embodi3d´s Top Contributors: Frank Bonelli

Background:   Frank Bonelli is an American practitioner, board certified in Diagnostic Radiology, with CAQ in Neuroradiology. He is fortunate to have access to a variety of CT and MRI scans. He has several printers: a Prusa i3 MK2, a Prusa MK3, a SeeMeCNC Artemis 300 (great for large long prints like femurs) and a Elegoo Mars resin printer.     He has really been interested in how close “off the shelf” prosumer printers can accurately print medical models. He occasionally tea

Angel Sosa

Angel Sosa

Embodi3d´s Top Contributors: Vjekoslav Kopacin

Embodi3d´s Top Contributors: Vjekoslav Kopacin

This month we are going to meet Vjekoslav Kopacin @kopachini.  Dr. Kopacin is a radiologist in the University Hospital Osijek, Croatia, interested and practicing Interventional Radiology. He also works at local Faculty of Medicine, Osijek at Department of Biophysics and Radiology who has incorporated the use of 3d printing in his daily practice and gave us his time to answer this interview to share his experience since its inception and share some advice to those who are starting in this world o

Angel Sosa

Angel Sosa

Embodi3d´s Top Contributors: Meet Frank Bonelli

Embodi3d´s Top Contributors: Meet Frank Bonelli

Second month of 2021 is almost over and it is time for us to continue meeting our Embodi3D Top Members. Last month we met Prof. Valchanov, who is He is part of the Department of Anatomy and Cell biology at the Medical University of Varna, Bulgaria you can read more about him here.   This month we are meeting Dr. Frank Bonelli He is a practicing neuroradiologist in a community-based setting.  He considers himself fortunate to have access to a variety of CT and MRI scans. He has se

Angel Sosa

Angel Sosa

Embodi3d´s Top Contributors: Meet Petar Valchanov

Embodi3d´s Top Contributors: Meet Petar Valchanov

Embodi3d´s Top Contributors: Meet Petar Valchanov     In this new monthly section you will meet our Top contributors.  They are the active members of embodi3D and have uploaded Top 3D models   This month we would like you to meet Asst. Prof. Petar Valchanov, MD, He is part of the Department of Anatomy and Cell biology at the Medical University of Varna, Bulgaria   So let's get to know a little bit about Prof. Valchanov and his interest for 3D medical printing. 

Angel Sosa

Angel Sosa

2020 top trending articles about 3d printing in medicine

2020 top trending articles about 3d printing in medicine

In 2020 we were in lockdown but this did not mean an obstacle for 3d printing technology to continue evolving. As we saw, many of the researchers focused their ingenuity, creativity and work to contribute in the fight against the Covid-19 and prevent transmission.   There was an important development in the area of surgery, dentistry, cardiovascular surgery and traumatology. Searching "3D printing" at Pubmed returned 3487 published articles.   1. Review on 3D prin

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Angel Sosa

Top 10 Best Embodi3D´s Members

Top 10 Best Embodi3D´s Members

Before we dive into the top Member of 2020, we would like to thank all Embodi3D members, you enrich the medical 3d library. In addition, we would like to encourage you to upload more files and be part of the largest, most reputable, and fastest growing library of affordable medical 3D printable models for use in medicine, veterinary practice, and anthropology.   These 15  top members have shared the best 3D models for 2020   1. Meet Mike Itagaki |CEO and Founder at Embodi3D  

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Angel Sosa

Embodi3d´s Top 10 downloaded of 2020!

Embodi3d´s Top 10 downloaded of 2020!

As 2020 comes to an end, we reflect how the world changed, and it changed us. However, in the middle of this difficult times many found 3d printing a helpful tool to fight the pandemic. We'd like to share with you the most downloaded 3d medical printing models of 2020, most of them related to the pandemic.   1.N95 mask holder for UV sterilization box (2 mask holder) 1.0.0 This is a 3D printable holder for N95 masks. You can also watch the DIY UV sterilization video.    

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Angel Sosa

3d printing and COVID-19 UPDATE!

3d printing and COVID-19 UPDATE!

In recent weeks we have seen that the spread of the Coronavirus has increased. However, on the good note, we have also seen an increasing number of people willing to help. Thousands of people from around the world who have 3d printers have share their contact information, creating a large database, offering their knowledge in 3d technology (mostly non-profit) to help in this fight against coronavirus.   In Spain, for example, thanks to the biomedical3d company, some hospitals such as t

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Angel Sosa

They’re making 300 face shields using 3D printers to help fighting against COVID-19

They’re making 300 face shields using 3D printers to help fighting against COVID-19

LIVERPOOL, N.Y. - A couple of entrepreneurs Isaac Budmen and Stephanie Keefe are making 300 face shields to help help workers at a coronavirus testing site in Syracuse County. They make and sell 3D printers in their house by the name of Budmen Industries.   Last Saturday they produced 50 shields using seven 3D printers, they are now using 16 printers to produce 250 before the end of this week. "It just sort of felt right to us to do what we could to help the situation," Budmen sai

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Angel Sosa

3D printed life-saving valves: already a dozen in operation

3D printed life-saving valves: already a dozen in operation

In Italy, young entrepreneurs used their engineering skills with high precision combined with their passion for 3D printing to create 3D printed valves that can be connected to machines to help coronavirus (COVID-19) infected patients breathe.   Chiari Hospital General Manager Mauro Borelli on the phone confirms that not only are the 3D-printed "life-saving" valves working properly, even a second improved model from the first version has been developed, "which generates less friction."

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Angel Sosa

Today's top trending articles about 3d printing in medicine

Today's top trending articles about 3d printing in medicine

In 2019, 1482 articles about 3D printing were published, there have been important advances in all areas of medicine, mainly in surgery where implants and tissue reconstruction are used. For an optimal search we recommend using https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/. We share with you the articles that are among the 10 most read today. These collections reflect the most important 3d printing research topics of current scientific interest and are designed for experienced investigators and educators ali

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Angel Sosa

Embodi3d´s Top 20 downloaded of 2019!

Embodi3d´s Top 20 downloaded of 2019!

This has been an amazing year for us at Embodi3d and we'd like to share with you the best 3d medical printing models of 2019       1. A great brain 3d model, the first place! uploaded by Osamanyuad.   This example shows the cortex which is a thin layer of the brain that covers the outer portion (1.5mm to 5mm) of the cerebrum.         2.  A heart 3D printed model uploaded by Tropmal.   It shows the coronary arteries that supply oxy

Angel Sosa

Angel Sosa

Top Orbital and Skull 3D Model STL Files

Top Orbital and Skull 3D Model STL Files

Top Orbital and Skull 3D Model STL Files on embodi3D® In our day-to-day lives, we rely on vision more than any of the other four senses, so it only makes sense that human anatomy has adapted to include several features which keep our eyes safe: tear ducts, eyelids, and of course the orbital bone. The orbit (also known as the "eye socket") provides a rigid form of support and protection for some of the most sensitive parts of the eye including the central retinal artery, maeula, retina, chor

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Angel Sosa

Creating a 3D Brain Model Using CT-Converted STL Files

Creating a 3D Brain Model Using CT-Converted STL Files

If you are able to read this sentence, you not only have your English teacher to thank (as the popular bumper sticker suggests), but also your brain. The human brain — all of 3 pounds (1,350 grams) — consumes over 10% of the human body's total energy, yet most of its weight is water and makes up very little of the body's total mass.      The recent explosion of 3D printing technologies in the field of neurosurgery has made creating a 3D brain model using CT-converted STL fil

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Angel Sosa

Creating a Stomach Anatomy Model with CT Scans and 3D Printing

Creating a Stomach Anatomy Model with CT Scans and 3D Printing

This week's embodi3D® blog post is inspired by a recently published article titled "Three-Dimensional Printing Surgical Applications". The scholarly article goes in depth on the current state of biomedical 3D-printing applications, with a special focus on how the technology may affect the ever-growing list of patients on the organ transplant waiting list, which numbers over 150,000 in the United States alone.   While medical 3D printing has been used to create 3D-printed models for tra

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Angel Sosa

Creating a Kidney Free and Downloadable Models Using the Latest Medical 3D Printing Technologies

Creating a Kidney Free and Downloadable Models Using the Latest Medical 3D Printing Technologies

Creating a Kidney Free and Downloadable Models Using the Latest Medical 3D Printing Technologies At embodi3D®, we see the utility of creating a kidney model using 3D printing technologies as a way to better understand this complex and utterly vital organ. Through CT-converted STL files, researchers, students, and medical practitioners can examine the kidney in 3D form and in a state that is more natural.    An average kidney has a peripheral cortex, central medulla, vessels, uroth

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Angel Sosa

MRI´s Free Top ten on embodi3D®

MRI´s Free Top ten on embodi3D®

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) allows for the delineation between normal and abnormal tissue on a macroscopic scale, sampling an entire tissue volume three-dimensionally. While MRI is an extremely sensitive tool for detecting tissue abnormalities, association of signal changes with an underlying pathological process is usually not straightforward. This digital model can then be used to create a 3D-printed custom holder for the brain. (1,2,3)   An MRI sequence is a number of radiofreq

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Angel Sosa

Explore the Neck Anatomy in a free and downloadable 3D Model

Explore the Neck Anatomy in a free and downloadable 3D Model

Explore the Neck Anatomy in a free and downloadable 3D Model The "neck"—colloquially speaking—is the section of human anatomy between the head and the rest of the body. The word "cervical" is derived from Latin and simply translates to "of the neck." The neck has a huge responsibility in supporting the head, while also allowing enough flexibility to change the position of the head—a full 60 to 80 degrees of rotation in most healthy adults. Because of its versatility and utility, the neck is

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Angel Sosa

3D Free and Downloadable Printable Files of the Sinus Anatomy and Skull

3D Free and Downloadable Printable Files of the Sinus Anatomy and Skull

3D-Printable Files of the Sinus Anatomy and Skull With hay fever season rapidly approaching in the northern hemisphere, embodi3D® is tackling the topic of the paranasal sinuses and portions of the upper skull. It's an autumnal celebration — embodi3D® style. Granted, we take on a number of arguably more interesting topics in our posts, and nasal and sinus anatomy should be fairly straightforward, right? After all, aren't these just openings and passageways in the skull that allow us to take

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Angel Sosa

3D free Scapula, Clavicle, and Humerus Models in 3D-Printable STL Format

3D free Scapula, Clavicle, and Humerus Models in 3D-Printable STL Format

3D Free Scapula, Clavicle, and Humerus Models in 3D-Printable STL Format   Shoulders are comprised of three main bones. These include humerus (bone in the upper arm), scapula (shoulder blade), and the clavicle, which we commonly refer to as the "collarbone." Bones of the shoulder work together with the transverse humeral ligament, synovial membrane of the bicep, bursa sac, and the superior transverse ligament to perform a complex range of motions. In fact, the shoulder has the most ext

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Angel Sosa

Top 10 Free Downloadable CT Angiogram (CTA) 3D Printable Models on embodi3D

Top 10 Free Downloadable CT Angiogram (CTA) 3D Printable Models on embodi3D

Top 10 Free Downloadable CT Angiogram (CTA) 3D Printable Models on embodi3D.® For several years now, surgeons, radiologists, and others in the medical profession have used 3D-printed vascular simulation models from CT angiograms (CTAs) to practice complex procedures, as well as for research and educational purposes. The growth has been fueled by the development of high resolution imaging studies merging with the rapid development of 3D printing technologies, and the development of new print

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Angel Sosa

Top 10: Free Downloadable 3D Knee Model and Other STL Files

Top 10: Free Downloadable 3D Knee Model and Other STL Files

Top 10: Free Downloadable 3D Knee Model and Other STL Files As a complex joint and one of the largest joints in the body, the knee joint is a fascinating feature of the human form. This joint not only has the task of joining the femur (thigh bone), tibia (shin bone), and patella (knee cap), but also remaining flexible enough to allow for compound movements, such as running, jumping, dancing, kicking a soccer ball — the list goes on. The knee joint may have the greatest range of motion thank

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Angel Sosa

October´s top 10 on embodi3d

October´s top 10 on embodi3d

In this week's blog entry, we'd like to share the top ten of the best medical 3D printing models downloaded this month, as well as a few detailed examples that garnered the attention of embodi3D® users over the past month.  3D printing is already being used to develop a broad range of medical devices with clinically effective results. The medical fields of oral and maxillofacial surgery and the musculoskeletal system are leading the way in validating the efficacy and effectiveness of 3D-printed

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Angel Sosa

9 Great 3D-Printed Models of the Spine

9 Great 3D-Printed Models of the Spine

3D-Printed Models of the Spine  In this week's post, we want to share with you some of the best 3D-printed models of the spine uploaded by embodi3D® members. We will explore features of this unique anatomy and some of the main uses of 3D printing as it relates to the spine . To convert your own scans and download and 3D-print STL files from other users, all you have to do is register with embodi3D®. It's quick, easy, and costs absolutely nothing to join.   Anatomical models have a

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