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New Advanced Bone capabilities for J850 Digital Anatomy printer.

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Jessica Coughlin December 01, 2020
December 01, 2020

The most advanced solution for ultra-realistic anatomical simulation, the Digital Anatomy Printer empowers healthcare professionals to create accurate biomechanical models for a range of applications. The newest capabilities on the Digital Anatomy platform provide an even higher level of accuracy for orthopedic applications. New Advanced Bone capabilities let you create orthopedic models that look exactly like the real thing – and have proven biomechanical accuracy.


BoneMatrix™ and Digital Anatomy Software Enhancements

With strong yet pliable BoneMatrix material and updates to the Digital Anatomy software, you can create even more accurate orthopedic models. Match bone density and create models that behave like native bone when force is applied, allowing for accurate results from discectomy, drilling, reaming or sawing.


Software enhancements include new capabilities to improve workflow and expand modeling options. Create skulls, long bones, ribs, facet joints, nerves, vertebra, and more.


Model properties include:

• Dense to porous

• Normal to degenerated

• Flexible to stiff


Digital Anatomy software now allows you to create a customizable strain relief site, which enables screw insertion without the risk of cracking the model. You’ll also have greater control over long bone manipulation, with the ability to autogenerate the distal and proximal regions of the bone and match intricate internal structures to the appropriate region. Additionally, this enhancement introduces a bone analyzer tool, which lets you visualize internal model structures and affirm pathology, material and orientation choices.

Pair of 3D printed femurs.

New Biomechanical Data

Studies that compared the biomechanical properties of native bone to 3D printed bone models found that the Digital Anatomy printer provides accurate biomechanical results in several key ways. Digital Anatomy models accurately replicate cortex thickness, spinal range of motion, lumbar disc stiffness to mimic disease pathologies and orthopedic screw pullout force. Digital Anatomy bone models respond similarly to native bone under force, such as when drilling or sawing.

The Advanced Bone capabilities open new possibilities for medical device companies, hospitals, and research institutions. Instead of relying on cadavers, animal subjects or generic synthetic models that don't represent the targeted pathology, simply create the required models in-house. Print patient-specific anatomies, enabling the highest degree of confidence and preparation before surgery. Whether testing medical devices, training students or preparing for a complex surgery, the Digital Anatomy printer provides an accurate, customized solution for orthopedic applications.