Rize makes its industrial 3D printer compatible with Simpleware software

[Image courtesy of Rize]

Rize (Concord, Mass.) announced today that its xRize full-color industrial desktop 3D printer is compatible with Synopsys’ FDA-cleared Simpleware software, enabling affordable full-color 3D anatomical models from medical scan data.

“3D printing is becoming increasingly important in surgery, and the use of 3D printed models has been shown to increase our understanding of musculoskeletal diseases,” said Dr. Alister Hart, an orthopedic surgeon and professor at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital in the U.K.

“We’re excited to work with Rize’s 3D printing platform along with the Simpleware software solutions for image segmentation,” Hart said in a news release. “Many aspects of surgical planning can benefit from 3D models — for example, to illustrate the distribution of bone density at various depths in the bone and to assist in positioning and screw …

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