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Design and fabrication of cranioplasty prostheses: fit evaluation between phantom-based haptic environment and Materialise 3-Matic Software

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  • Hazman Hasib
  • Saifudin Hafiz Yahaya
  • Ahmad Kamely Mohamad
  • Ahmad Yusairi Bani Hashim
  • Najib Ali Mokhtar
  • Sairam S. Simha
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<mark>Journal publication date</mark>2013
<mark>Journal</mark>Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology
Issue number1
Volume7
Number of pages10
Pages (from-to)87-96
Publication StatusPublished
<mark>Original language</mark>English

Abstract

Two different design methods for customized cranioplasty prostheses are presented in this paper. The first approach is designing the digital model of the cranial implants in a haptic environment, utilizing a combination of a PHANToM haptic device and a freeform software called Claytools. The other method makes use of a software solution provided by Materialise Inc. known as 3-matic. Next, the skull models and the designed implants are fabricated via stereolitography (SLA). Finally, the implants’ fit over the skull models are evaluated to determine the most accurate method.