After successfully 3D printing an anatomical bone model of the hand With FibreTuff filament, we are now also 3D printing an anatomical bone model of the foot. This time we combine the Ultimaker 2+ with a filament drying oven to be able to keep the FibreTuff filament dry, resulting in a smoother, more stable printing process. Stay tuned for the final result!
AND we received our first request from a customer printing a model using FibreTuff. So exciting!
FibreTuff is a composite material that has bone-like properties. It is possible to drill the material and set screws, with excellent screw retention. The material has a tensile strength similar to nylon (PA 11 or 12). This makes the material ideal for model printing. The material is biocompatible. It has passed the USP Class VI testing.
FibreTuff models can be autoclaved, so the models can be used in the OR. The biocompatibility of the material and the possibility of sterilization make the material useful for surgical guides printing. With a non-toxic barium coating, the bone can be made bone-like radiopacity, making the material suitable as phantom material More Information