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How to Create a Hollow Shell from a Medical STL File Using MeshMixer

Entry posted by Dr. Mike · - 249 views

In this brief tutorial we will go over how to use Meshmixer to create a hollow shell from a medical 3D printable STL file. Hollowing out the shell, as shown in the pictures below, can allow you to 3D print the model using much less material that printing a solid piece. The print will take less time and cost less money.

 

For this tutorial we will use a head that we created from a real medical CT scan in a prior tutorial, " Easily Create 3D Printable Muscle and Skin STL Files from Medical CT Scans" If you haven't seen the prior tutorial, please check it out.

 

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To follow along with the tutorial, please download the accompanying file. This will enable you to replicate the process exactly as it is shown in the tutorial. 

 

>> DOWNLOAD THE TUTORIAL FILE NOW <<

 

 

 


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Hello,

I have 2 questions:

 

Is it possible to make a sort of overlying shell in stead of hollow shell?

On that way you could make something that clicks onto a bone or something...

 

Is it possible to give your model 2 colors?

For example the head white and the rest of the body black or a kidney with the kidney parenchym translucent and the vessels red or something like that?

 

Thank you in advance,

XaHo

 

 

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