In recent decades, advances in image and graphic processing have changed medical imaging into something far beyond traditional, two-dimensional visualization. Special software approved for medical applications can be used to turn a group of two-dimensional images into a virtual 3D model, and adapt the geometry in line with requirements. This results in specifically adapted 3D models that can be used as
a blueprint for producing medical structures by means of additive manufacturing. Additive processes provide innovative solutions for your medical applications. The elimination of design restrictions makes it possible to produce geometrically complex parts for individual patients. Besides implants, increasing numbers of medical tools and demonstration models are also being made. These are suitable for preoperative planning and intraoperative visualization, while also simplifying communication with the patient. As a result, the operation can be planned in detail beforehand, significantly reducing the actual operating time. Tools made for individual patients by means of additive manufacturing allow surgeons to perform precise operative procedures such as bone transplants and reconstructive surgery. Patient-specific spare parts and implants made from a wide range of materials can be quickly produced thanks to additive manufacturing.