3D Printing: Curing Cancer and Going Mainstream

If doctors and plane manufacturers and world-class champions can use 3D printing to become best in class, imagine how you can use this technology for your applications.

You have already heard about 3D printing with plastics. What you may not know is now, you can 3D print with metal!

Picture this: In one room, surgeons remove a tumor infected bone from a patient. In the next room, a team scans the bone fragment and 3D prints a perfect replica. The replica is then implanted back into the patient’s body all in one procedure. This is not fantasy, it’s reality.

Ultimate level of customization to treat bone cancer

How can SOLIDWORKS make this happen? If you are a SOLIDWORKS customer, then you already have all the tools you need to obtain your own custom 3D printed parts no matter what the application. At SOLIDWORKS World 2018, we announced a strategic partnership with 3D Systems that integrates their 3DXpert tools into SOLIDWORKS. 3DXpert for SOLIDWORKS is a 3D printer set-up tool that enables you to prepare and optimize your models for 3D printing on any brand of 3D printer anywhere in the marketplace.

Another exciting news is you don’t need to own your own printer to obtain 3D print parts today. We also announced the launch of the 3DEXPERIENCE Marketplace. Now, you can prepare your model for printing and then post it in the 3DEXPERIENCE Marketplace website to receive competitive bids from printers all around the world.

To learn more about the latest eye popping applications for 3D printing, tune in to this short video:



Mai Doan

Mai DOAN is a Product Portfolio Manager for SOLIDWORKS Simulation. She has 20 years of experience in Simulation and Design. Prior to joining SOLIDWORKS in 2014 as a Territory Technical Manager, Mai worked as a Senior Application Engineer for ANSYS with expertise in Finite Element Analysis for more than 8 years. Before that, she developed her real world experience by designing mobile devices with an emphasis on Simulation for High Tech companies such as Siemens and Novatel Wireless. She holds Bachelor and Master's degrees in Mechanical Engineering, and speaks English, French & Vietnamese fluently.