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Exploring the future of medical modeling with a Stereolithography (SLA) 3D printer

Stereolithography (SLA) technology is an important 3D technology for medicine because of its accuracy and print capabilities. Anatomy modeling and device prototyping pose some challenges to clients currently using our Lulzbot Taz 5 Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) 3D printer. While the existing printer has been a wonderful learning and teaching tool, we wish to expand our outreach to the Health Professions Recruitment and Exposure Program (HPREP) with a more precise technology that provides for usage and exploration in our Digital Media Production Studio. This device will meet the needs of clients who have not been able to achieve precise anatomy prototyping and success with flexible filaments. Client interest in this technology is high and we feel this model would be a great asset for our Library and campus community.

Organization:
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Department:
Medical Library
Organization Type:
Health Sciences Library
Funded Dates: 
Monday, May 1, 2017 to Monday, April 30, 2018
Funding Amount: 
$8,435
Beneficiaries: 
Students - Health Professionals
Librarians - Health Science
Consumers - Patients & Families
Health Professionals - All Types
Students - College
Scientists - Biomed/Genetics/Biotech
Scientists - Chemistry/Toxicology/Environment
Educators
Population
African Americans
Hispanics/Latinos
Youth-Teens