3D Printing

3D Printing for the Anatomical Sciences

3d Printing Initiative

3D Printing Resources

The Menegaz lab has an Ultimaker 3 Extended 3D printer that can be used to produce research and education materials. We use CT, MRI, and surface scan images to produce digital models that can then be printed using a variety of materials, including durable PLA or flexible TPU filaments. Delicate models can be printed using a scaffold made from water-soluble PVA filament.

Student Research Assistants

The lab is currently recruiting students to assist in this 3D printing initiative. Students will create & print models that will be used for research training and presentations, for teaching in gross anatomy courses, and in CAS outreach activities. High school students, undergraduates, and students in the GSBS MS Medical Sciences Program are encouraged to contact Dr. Menegaz via email if interested.

A 3/4 scale 3D print of the skull of Phineas Gage from a CT scan.

3D prints of lumbar vertebrae from a MRI scan.