3D LifePrints is a medical 3D printing and technology organisation that uses 3D technologies to provide innovative solutions across the globe to the medical sector. Our primary focus is to supply a wide range of 3D printed medical devices, products and services to medical organisations including the UK’s NHS, private hospitals, research institutions & universities, medical device manufacturers and medical training centres.

We operate a unique operating model where we provide Point of Care services and embed bio-medical engineers and advanced 3D technologies in Hubs within medical institutions that allows us to provide agile delivery to the host institution and other nearby medical entities.

Our current key Hubs include: Alder Hey Children’s Hospital in Liverpool, Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre in Oxford, Wrightington Hospital in Manchester and St. Thomas’s Hospital in London.

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3D Solutions For All Surgical Specialities

Our use of 3D technologies can be applied to all surgical disciplines, including:

Cardiothoracic, Colon & Rectal, General, Gynaecology & Obstetrics, Oncology, Neurology, Ophthalmology, Oral & Maxillofacial, Orthopaedic, Otorhinolaryngology and Paediatric Surgery.

Embedded 3D Printing Medical Hubs - Point of Care

At 3D LifePrints we believe one of the best ways for your organisation to benefit from 3D technologies is via an in-housed 3D LifePrints managed service. We can offer a variety of cost-effective packages to meet your budgets, where we will provide on-site state-of-the-art 3D printers, highly qualified bio-medical engineers, clinicians, 3D experts and medical software systems.

Cranio-maxillofacial Implants & Guides

3D planning, surgical guides and patient-specific implants are increasingly being used in CMF surgery with published benefits showing that their use reduces operative time and the need for further revision surgery, reduces complications and improves surgical outcomes. We offer patient specific 3D printed implants & guides for a variety of CMF procedures.

3D Printed Patient Specific Anatomical Models

Patient specific 3D printed anatomical models are used by surgeons for pre and intra surgical assessment, planning & simulation. Being able to visualise the anatomical region of interest in a physical 3D printed form enhances planning and decrease the amount of time in theatre, helps with patient communications and overall improves patient outcomes.

Surgical Simulation

3D printing enables the rapid creation of a range of anatomical models that are ideal for Surgical Simulations. Anatomical models are made to order from patient specific scans, created in a variety of materials . The use of anatomical models for high fidelity surgical simulations is on the rise due to strict animal protection laws and barriers in using cadaveric anatomical models avoid any such issues.

3D Design & Segmentation

Medical modelling lies at the heart of any medical 3D printing service. We can accurately extract and segment patient data to provide you with personalised 3D models for your planning and analysis, as well as advanced 3D CAD design services for medical device prototyping.

3D Printed Prosthetics & Orthotics

3D LifePrints designs and manufactures a variety of 3D printed prosthetics and orthotics such as the "LifeArm” - a functional below elbow prosthetic device. It was developed over a period of 3 years by a consortium of international and local engineers, medical clinicians and prosthetic fitters, and field tested in developing countries such as Kenya.

Orthopaedic Simulation Solutions

We can prototype implant solutions and surgical guides to allow you to evaluate implant variants for sizing on patient specific anatomical models in a bone like material. We can also design & manufacture patient specific sterilisable surgical guides. These services can be augmented by our 3D printing of metal surgical tools.

3D Models for Robotic Surgery

We offer 3D printed surgical simulation models that can be used to enhance your robotic surgical planning and training programs: e.g. optimise operator skills in docking and configuring port sites or for enhancing laparoscopic skills for grasping. All models can be based on actual MR/CT patient data to match shape, size and pathologies to practice prior to the procedure.

Medical Devices

3D LifePrints is able to design, prototype and supply a range of customised medical devices to meet your exact requirements. In some cases the devices may be patient specific and created from scan data, in others the device can be generic. Recent projects have included a wearable device to house a sensor (pictured) and an ophthalmic device for sampling eye fluid. We can also provide devices to assist you with your Verification & Validation activities.

3D Printed Phantoms

The continuing evolution of 3D printing technologies has provided the ability to manufacture reproducible and sophisticated 3D printed biomedical phantom models that accurately recreate areas of human anatomy and mimic human tissue. These models are used by clinicians to enhance the surgical planning process. Here a 3D printed liver phantom is being used to calculate optimal dosimetry values for patients.

3D Training Solutions

3D printed training products and services solutions can be tailored to meet your needs such as medical segmentation training courses, realistic skin like suture trainers, or a Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy trainer.

3D for Dentistry

We offer medical dental archiving services in the UK. Using top of the range 3D scanners, we are able to digitally record patient impressions in a number of orientations and store in a 3D printable format for future use. Other applications of 3D printing in dentistry include General Dentistry e.g. crowns, Oral Surgery e.g. dentures, Orthodontics and Cosmetic Surgery.

3D Printed Burn Masks

Facial burns can create serious scar problems resulting in permanent disfigurement. The conventional methods of producing transparent face masks for scar control remains complex and require dexterous skills of experienced clinician and patients’ compliance during fitting. 3D technologies can offer a more effective alternative using a combination of 3D scanning and 3D printing of personalised face masks using bio-compatible materials.

3D LifePrints began it's journey as a Social Enterprise in East Africa. Working with our partners such as the United Nations and the International Committee of the Red Cross we have developed a number of solutions to help those in need in Developing countries that includes Prosthetics and Mine Risk Education Solutions.

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Who Are 3D LifePrints?

3D LifePrints is a medical 3D technology company that provides innovative medical devices, products and services to the medical sector. Our primary focus is to supply medical 3D printing services to the UK's NHS, private hospitals, medical device manufacturers, research institutions, universities and medical training centres.

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Press Room

We regularly update our Press Room section with the latest articles. publications and awards that 3D LifePrints are involved in. Click on the link below to learn more!

Image Gallery

Please visit our extensive Image Gallery Section where we show a range of 3D printed models and solutions we have created over the years across all surgical disciplines.

Video Gallery

Please visit our Video Gallery to view a variety of publications and simulated surgical events.

Technology & Materials

At 3D LifePrints we use a wide variety of 3D printing technologies that cover all of the major types including FDM, SLA, SLS, DLP and DMLS.

We can provide your organisation with multi-colour and multi-material products made with polymers, bi-compatible materials, metals and silicones.

Our Team

3D LifePrints has a growing team of experts from a variety of fields including surgeons, bio-medical engineer, material scientists, mechanical engineers, legal, regulatory and medical device subject matter experts.

Success To Date

We are proud of our successes achieved since we began our journey. Read more here.

Our Partners

We work with a large range of partners both in the medical and research sectors. We currently work with over 50 medical institutions, universities and medical device organisations in the UK, Europe, the Middle East and North America. We are part of a number of EU programs including EIT Health and Interreg.

Oxford University 3DP Hub

Our Oxford Medical 3D Printing Hub brings together several medical departments of the University of Oxford. The Hub aims to foster collaboration between academics and medical practitioners from a variety of disciplines, to translate research into novel clinical care and improved teaching.

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Example Case Studies

Fibula Free Flap Reconstruction
Case Study - Phantoms
3D Printed Liver Phantom For Planning
CASE STUDY - ORTHOPAEDICS
3D Printed Foot/Ankle
CASE STUDY - CARDIOLOGY
3D Printed Realistic Hearts For Training
Cranio-maxillofacial Brochure
Orthopaedic Brochure
Simulation Brochure
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