About NordicVet3D


We offer our expertise in advanced computer aided preparation in animal healthcare.

Our team consists of two talented veterinary surgeons, one CAD specialist (also an employee at a leading human medical 3D centre (Skåne University Hospital) and a corporate lawyer with economical knowledge.

The company’s primary goal is to contribute to a more confident veterinary care, by increasing the precision in a variety of procedures.

The 3D technique has already been used in the veterinary medical setting in several countries and has been established in the human medical field since many years. Nevertheless, we consider us being pioneers in the Nordic countries in this field. We have a wide experience and are highly skilled in 3D veterinary modelling.


WHAT CAN 3D MODELLING BE GOOD FOR IN A MEDICAL SETTING?


The possibilities are almost endless when it comes to the use of additive manufacturing in medical preparation. For instance, it can be used in virtual planning and when designing advanced surgical guides to aid the insertion of screws/pins and when deciding the place of osteotomy.

The huge advantage of using additive manufacturing over other techniques is that it is individualised for every specific patient. Over the last years a huge development has occurred in the 3D field and the prognosis predicts no decrement in this.

CAD and 3D printing is extremely valuable when it comes to visualising the anatomical structures and understanding the extent of the disease. This includes not only the clinicians/veterinary personnel, but also for the owners to be able to understand what their pets are suffering from. 


WHAT IS USED AS RAW DATA AND HOW IS IT CREATED?


Medical 3D modelling is based on raw data from diagnostic imaging modalities. The main method is Computed Tomography (CT), thanks to its great spatial resolution. This gives us highly relevant imaging information to work with in the creation of 3D models.  


WHY DO WE USE BIOCOMPATIBLE MATERIALS?


NordicVet3D have the possibility to print in biocompatible materials, that are also standardised with certifications, such as ISO 10993-1:2018, USP Class IV and biocompatibility class I. This means that these surgical models meet the requirements in both human, dental and veterinary surgical applications.

The surgical guides can be sterilised in standard autoclave programs (ask us for more information). 

 

CAN WE USE IT FOR OTHER PURPOSES?


New areas of use for 3D modelling and printing are constantly appearing. We are always open for suggestions when it comes to cooperating with other companies and in developing our knowledge in various fields.


THE PRODUCTION OF 3D MODELS IS MAINLY DONE WITH THE FOLLOWING TECHNIQUES



•  FFF (fused filament fabrication) – solid material that are melted and formed layer by layer in a programmed fashion. This is most often the preferred technique for our visualising models.

•  SLA (stereolithography) – ultraviolet laser is used to solidify a liquid polymer layer by layer. Non solidified liquid can be recycled to produce other models. This is mainly used for our surgical guides and tools.

Another great advantage over subtractive production techniques is that 3D printing is creating much less waste material and we are constantly aiming to use the most environmentally friendly methods.


IF YOU'D LIKE TO KNOW MORE ABOUT OUR WORK OR PROCESS FEEL FREE TO GET IN TOUCH

 NordicVet3D team 


 

Dr. Alexander Then

Veterinary surgeon, 3DP specialist
10 years experience in the veterinary industry. Master degree educated from a human science program in Imaging and Fuctional Medicine (CT, MRI, U/S and nuclear medicine). Upper vocational education in additive manufacturing (CAD/3D printing)

Dr. Gustaf Svensson

Veterinary surgeon
Grade II specialist in Swedish Veterinary Surgical Specialist program. Over 20 years of experience in Veterinary Neurosurgery and Orthopedic Surgery 

Muris Imsirovic

Mechanical engineer and a 3DP/AM specialist with over 20 years of experience in technological, dental and medical science. Concurrent employee at the clinical physiology department in Skånes University Hospital (Lund University) 

Emil Wilsson 

Corporate lawyer & marketing manager