Stratasys and Ricoh sign agreement to provide 3D-printed anatomic models for personalized care

3D printing can create anatomical models like this skull. [Photo courtesy of Stratasys]

Stratasys today announced it signed an agreement with Ricoh to provide on-demand 3D-printed anatomic models for clinical settings.

Stratasys’ patient-specific 3D solutions use 3D printing technology from Stratasys, cloud-based Segmentation-as-a-Service solution from Axial3D and precision additive manufacturing services from Ricoh into one convenient solution. The new agreement builds on an existing relationship between Ricoh 3D for Healthcare and Stratasys to expand access to 3D-printed medical models.

Anatomic 3D-printed models are realistic and provide specific visualizations of a patient’s anatomy to allow practitioners to plan and practice complex surgeries and improve communication between medical staff, the patient and families. The company’s Digital Anatomy technology allows the models to be b…

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