The application of 3d-digitalization for the developmentof medical instruments

IPD 2002: Proceedings of the 4th Workshop on Integrated Product Development, Magdeburg, Germany, 19.-20.09.2002

Year: 2002
Editor: S. Vajna
Author: Schwarz, R.; Kluge, R.


This paper gives a specific example of a new medical instrument that utilizes 3d-digitalization and rapid prototyping in its development. The basis for this development was to compliment a new tooth extraction – ZALEX – method with the necessary tools, in which a new pair of forseps were developed.

Keywords: 3d-digitalization, Rapid Prototyping, medicine, tooth technology, ZALEX-method, lifting forceps

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