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3D printing: Research

3D printing


Growth and Form

Hôpital Universitaire
Necker - Enfants Malades


Central AP-HP 3D printing facility at Port-Royal

During the first wave of the pandemic, the team of the Craniofacial Growth and Form lab. contributed to settle the largest medical 3D printing facility ever settled within a hospital. We created a factory within Port-Royal Abbey (Cochin University Hospital) with 60 Stratasys FDM printers from the F123 series and produced nearly 50,000 devices from April to December 2020. In 2021, we are building the future of 3D printing within AP-HP, the largest hospital trust in Europe, employing 100,000 healthcare professionals and providing care to 15 million people.

3D printing at Necker - Enfants Malades University Hospital

The Craniofacial Growth and Form team benefits from a unique 3D printing platform funded by the Fondation des 'Gueules Cassées'. We are one of the only hospitals in the world to work with a Stratasys J750 Digital Anatomy polyjet printer, supported by 2 Form 3 STL printers for more simple projects.

Art / Science projects

A large 3D printing facility within a busy hospital, combined with access to anonymized medical data, provides an invaluable substrate for artistic projects. The Craniofacial Growth and Form lab. supports artistic projects that create new links between patients and health professionals. We currently work with artists Olga Kisseleva, Laurent Saksik and Alain Blondel.


© Emma Blanc-Tailleur

© Emma Blanc-Tailleur

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