With Mark One 3D printing, you can now create pre-operative medical models that can be used in a variety of contexts.
In addition, thanks to the company's focus both on materials and their characteristics and on setting machine parameters, simulating a bone model with internal porosity and structure comparable to the real one. In this way, the medical team is able to perform tests before the operation and to program the intervention thanks to the possibility of milling and drilling directly on the printed models without affecting the direction.
One of the most innovative applications was used for the first ankle transplant. Mark One provided the medical team with 3D-printed bone models thanks to the scans performed on the patient and able to perfectly reproduce not only the external shape and structure, but also the internal composition of the bone characterized by a more spongy and porous tissue. In doing so, the doctors were able to perform a variety of milling and drilling tests on the models supplied to them, so that they were ready to perform the operation more quickly and accurately.