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  1. Dr. Mike what new software could you recommend for vascular 3d printing?
  2. I am not sure if dealing with solidify modifier is safe procedure. I tried a lot, every time something was wrong. I mean complex geometries of lumen with irregular narrowing from thrombus or atherosclerosis. Every time I lost the ideal lumen of the vessel. Some solution to it, is shrink-wrap modifier, but to be honest it has big limitation like you mention before. I don't think that it would handle with dissections either. So for that moment, I think we don't have perfect solution to mirror the ideal anatomy of vessel lumen. We can be close, but not accurate. Maybe Dr. Mike has different opinion? The second aspect is segmentation. What program you recommend ? Osiris or slicer? I think that when we use the threshold for Hounsfield units for contrast medium , we also segment part of calcium atherosclerosis which has very big Hounsfield value. Around plaque segmentation see a transition zone which corresponds the value of Hounsfield for contrast medium which we see as very irregular surface. Of course we do smoothing as post processing in blender, however its not dealing perfectly with it. Even if it does, we lose ideal shape of lumen. So same again, we are close but not accurate. If anybody knows how to deal with these problem, please share with me.
  3. I closed the cut edges of outer and inner surface with extrude and scale but still is a hidden space between these to layers. I think this is the reason why i Have problem with proper use of boolean modifier to later add the supports to the model. So what are yours method of filling these two surface?
  4. how you fill the gap between the inner and outer surface after shrinwraping? they re not connected even though joining them into one object? the problem is also with outer surface which seems to be less accurate then inner surface. I guess its because of the shrink-wrap offset which must be about 2mm to build the thickness of the vessel wall. the problem is particularly seen in more complex irregular meshes. Dr. Mike do you have a solution for it?
  5. I have problem with clear resin which after printing is hazy. I saw vascular models here and they are fully transparent. I think that I may be related to special post processing ? What is procedure?
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