3D additive manufacture of oral and maxillofacial surgical models for preoperative planning

  title={3D additive manufacture of oral and maxillofacial surgical models for preoperative planning},
  author={D. J. Thomas and Mohd Azraie Mohd Azmi and Zari Tehrani},
  journal={The International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology},
This paper investigates the errors generated during the fabrication stage for producing complex anatomical replicas derived from computed tomography coupled with the 3D additive manufacturing methods. Based on this research work, it is shown that patient-specific model based on computed tomography data can be converted into computer numerically controlled G-code. It is shown that 3D extrusion-based additive manufacturing technology is accurate to ±3 % equating to ±200 μm surface deviations due… 
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