Solutions: FEA, Magics, Magics 3D Print Suite, Metal 3D Printing
In this case study, we investigate different part-support configurations of a patient-specific CMF implant, and determine which configuration is most suitable for the AM process. We do this by simulating deformations via inherent strain method and comparing the final deformations of the parts after support removal.
Imagine having shoes that not only fit perfectly for your feet, but even for the way you move, step and run. And imagine that to find these shoes, all you had to do was walk or run on a scanner for a few moments — and wait a few days for 3D-printed insoles adapted to the exact shape of your feet.
Today 99% of hearing aids are personalized to uniquely fit the wearer for a more comfortable fit. This example of mass customization was made through a partnership between Phonak, now part of Sonova, and Materialise. The duo created a solution with a better fit by digitizing a labor-intensive process by using custom software and 3D printing.