RIZE, Inc., announced that its XRIZE full-color industrial desktop 3D printing platform is compatible with Synopsys’ FDA 510(k)-cleared Simpleware software. Simpleware software is cleared for creating models from medical imaging that can be exported to compatible printers such as XRIZE to produce physical replicas used for diagnostic purposes in the field of orthopedic, maxillofacial and cardiovascular applications. As part of its clearance process, Synopsys used the XRIZE platform to validate an end-to-end DICOM to 3D print workflow, enabling a 3D Point-of-Care (POC) solution for end-users.
– XRIZE industrial desktop full-color composite printer along with Synopsys Simpleware software expedites point-of-care (POC) 3D printing workflows
– Immediate orthopedics and maxillofacial applications, with vibrant color highlights on anatomical regions, bone densities and landmarking
– The printer’s UL GREENGUARD certification and minimal post-processing delivers a safety advantage while empowering clinicians and innovators with intelligent workflows that dramatically compress time and costs by 80-90%
3D printed healthcare applications are projected to reach $3.6 billion by 2026, according to a June 2019 Allied Market Research report. “3D printing is becoming increasingly important in surgery, and the use of 3D printed models has been shown to increase our understanding of musculoskeletal diseases,” said Professor Alister Hart MD, orthopedic surgeon, Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, UK. “Many aspects of surgical planning can benefit from 3D models – for example, to illustrate the distribution of bone density at various depths in the bone and to assist in positioning and screw placement. We are eager to explore this fast-moving technology domain and to quantify and understand its impact on patient and surgical outcomes.”
Synopsys Simpleware software provides comprehensive 3D image processing capabilities for medical images, from visualization to measurements and accurate segmentation prior to export of print-ready models. RIZE’s composite 3D printing materials, full-color capabilities and minimal post-processing create medical models and printed parts that are highly durable and lifelike.