RWTH Aachen University prints 3D model of nasal cavity
The Rhinodiagnost team, the profile section Computational Science and Engineering (CompSE) of RWTH Aachen University, and the Jülich Aachen Research Alliance – High-Performance Computing (JARA-HPC) jointly participated in the “RWTH Science Night” and printed a 2:1 computer tomography-based 3D model of a nasal cavity. Therefore, a fused-deposition modeling (FDM) method was used to print the object layer-wise. The printing instructions in GCode were generated by Cura 3, which is the software delivered with the Ultimaker 2+ printer. The material consisted of polylactide (PLA). The printer was kindly provided by the Chair of Computer Science 8 (Graphics, Geometry & Multimedia).