The medical industry is the most interesting application of 3D technologies. Medical rapid prototyping involves the fabrication Medical devices for the end applications as per the challenges faced with conventional devices or teaching aids and customized implants for surgical teams.

Researchers have developed a way to utilize the results of CT scans to create prototypes or models of a patient’s bones. The model is a preview of the patient’s internal structure for surgical teams to practice their techniques before the patient is admitted for surgery. This familiarizes the surgeons with the patient’s particular physical characteristics during a reconstructive/corrective surgery, reduces the duration of the surgery and improves the patient’s prognosis.