3D Simulation in Medicine & Healthcare

  • by Chi
  • Course level: All Levels
  • Duration 3h
  • Total Enrolled 0
  • Last Update February 15, 2023


3D printing, or additive manufacturing, is the construction of a three-dimensional object from a CAD model or a digital 3D model.[1] The term “3D printing” can refer to a variety of processes in which material is deposited, joined, or solidified under computer control to create a three-dimensional object,[2] with the material being added together (such as plastics, liquids, or powder grains being fused together), typically layer by layer.

In the 1980s, 3D printing techniques were considered suitable only for the production of functional or aesthetic prototypes, and a more appropriate term for it at the time was rapid prototyping.[3] As of 2019, the precision, repeatability, and material range of 3D printing have increased to the point that some 3D printing processes are considered viable as an industrial-production technology, whereby the term additive manufacturing can be used synonymously with 3D printing.[4] One of the key advantages of 3D printing is the ability to produce very complex shapes or geometries that would be otherwise impossible to construct by hand, including hollow parts or parts with internal truss structures to reduce weight. Fused deposition modeling (FDM), which uses a continuous filament of a thermoplastic material, is the most common 3D printing process in use as of 2020.[5]

What Will I Learn?

  • 3D Printing and simulation
  • 3D model printing/additive manufacturing
  • Creative problem solving with 3D prints

Topics for this course

1 Lessons3h

3D Printing with Makerbot?

To ensure easy, accessible 3D printing, the MakerBot Replicator+ comes with the Smart Extruder+ and all the standard features of its predecessor. A few of those features include an LCD display, an on-board camera, as well as USB, Ethernet, and Wi-Fi connection.

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Material Includes

  • https://leanpub.com/ArtificialIntelligenceinHealthcare
  • https://leanpub.com/future-of-medical-specialties
  • more will be released upon special request


  • This course is open for students who are interested in highlights of 3D printing in the healthcare industry. Please make sure to experiment with your innovative thoughts to use this 3D printing technology in simulation, teaching, and manufacturing medical equipment. Use as an inspiration to create in your own specialties or departments from a negative space. Put some life into your medical practice. Print it!

Target Audience

  • Healthcare workers
  • Healthcare professionals in teaching
  • Medical Students
  • Healthcare assistants and administrators