3D printing service for patient-specific cardiovascular anatomy
HeartPrint is Materialise’s service for providing 3D printed cardiovascular models from medical image data. We have solutions for all of your model needs regardless of your application. Explore the HeartPrint catalog or contact a Materialise representative today for more information. Don’t forget that our options and data sets are continuously expanding, so keep checking in to see what’s new in the catalog.
HeartPrint process: Medical image data, virtual reconstruction and 3D printed result
Why would I need a model?
Physical models of cardiovascular anatomy are used for a wide range of applications such as bench top modeling, clinical trials, training and marketing. In all cases, anatomical correctness is necessary and will define the success of the model’s use.
Why choose HeartPrint for your cardiovascular anatomical models?
Our expertise in patient-specific image handling, computer aided design on anatomy and 3D printing means that the anatomical models we provide are highly accurate and realistic.
Are the models off-the-shelf or customizable?
With HeartPrint, we offer a range from an off-the-shelf standard model from our catalog to a full-custom model.
Off the shelf models can be tweaked with connection pieces, cuts, logos or any 3D operations if you wish. If you don’t find what you need in the catalog you can tell us what you are looking for and we can explore our medical image database. If you have medical images available we can start working from those as well. All models are created from patient-specific medical image data processed by our team using the Mimics Innovation Suite (MIS) software.
What material and finishing will be used for my model?
Materialise offers a proprietary process called HeartPrint Flex that results in realistic, highly flexible and tear-resistant models (click here for a white paper on "The material characteristics of HeartPrintTM Flex models"). We can even print a combination of flexible and rigid materials in one model to create calcifications in anatomy such as vessels or valves. In addition, we have nearly 25 years of experience with high-end post processing of stereolithography parts. This process provides you with a transparent, rigid model for visualizing catheter movement, R&D device deployment or fluid flow.