Capital Region 3D printing centre
With our printer farm of 11 printers, we can help you print various items. Read here how we can help you.
How we can help
Reordering 3D Print objects
Write to us if you would like to reorder a specific object to be 3D printed. We have student assistants who can quickly and easily print, package and ship to your address.
We can also guide you to go complementary - or other directions. For example, if there are better solutions via VR, moulded phantoms or other means. We are also happy to validate and test.
Current projects and tasks
Bolus production for difficult anatomies in radiotherapy
In radiotherapy treatment for skin cancer, a silicone-like mat, called a bolus, is used to spread the radiation and avoid damage to the surrounding skin. For large and regular anatomies, a generic mat can be purchased for the purpose. But for awkward anatomies, such as noses and ears, patient-specific solutions may be better.
In this project, CAMES has a strong collaboration with the Department of Medical Technology (CIMT) at Rigshospitalet and the Radiation Therapy Department at Rigshospitalet, where we produce patient-specific bolus mats based on scans.
In this project, we investigated the best 3D scanners to avoid putting patients in a CT scanner. And we've developed optimised code for our CAD programme to ensure we deliver an accurate but quickly produced product.
Bolus falls into the 'custom medical device' category of the MDR (medical device regulations). We therefore also take care of registration with the Danish Medicines Agency and the associated quality assurance.
CAMES project team: Kiki Vestersøe, Sanne Kristensen, Morten Bo Søndergaard Svendsen
3D printed training hearts for cardiology
The project was initiated at the request of the Department of Cardiac Diseases at Gentofte Hospital. The aim was to visualise patient-specific cases - with various irregularities - before the patient went to the operating table. In collaboration with the Department of Medical Technology at Rigshospitalet (CIMT), a heart from a CT scan was segmented - and a heart was printed. As it was just for visualisation, it was printed in PLA plastic.
The patient often has the CT scan one to two days before he/she lies on the table. Therefore, time is an important factor. Printing the full heart took over 20 hours. So instead, work was done to segment the parts of the heart that are of interest to the doctor.
The possibility of virtual reality is also being explored, as the time perspective is shorter.
CAMES project team Kiki Vestersøe and Magnus Obinah.
Washing plugs for multistage blood pressure cuffs
When blood pressure cuffs need to be washed, a plug is used at the end of the pressure cable. This is done to avoid water in the cuff and later in the blood pressure devices. These are no longer sold individually from the supplier, but with a new cuff.
Therefore, the Child and Adolescent Clinic at Rigshospitalet asked the Department of Medical Technology (CIMT) and CAMES if this task could be solved internally. CAMES has produced a mat with 6x6 silicone plugs, which can soon be ordered via the 'brick system' throughout the region. Currently they are available to order through the Medical Technology Department and their 'Medusa' system.
The project has offered a test and validation of the plugs' properties, in collaboration with the Children and Youth Clinic. This has led to new guidelines for cuff washing and drying times.
CAMES project team: Kiki Vestersøe, Morten Bo Søndergaard Svendsen, Sanne Kristensen
Ear clips for keloid treatment
Patients with keloids, scar tissue that grows uncontrollably, are most often treated with surgery or steroid injections and pressure (sometimes both). For the latter, precise pressure is important, as too much pressure will provoke more growth, while too little pressure will leave room for continued growth.
In this project, we are investigating whether these clips can be produced patient-specifically using 3D scanning and CAD software. The clips are produced on our SLA printer with biocompatible resin that is ISO-approved for continuous skin contact. These clips fall into the category of 'custom medical devices' in the MDR (medical device regulations). CAMES is therefore responsible for registration with the Danish Medicines Agency and the associated quality assurance.
CAMES project team: Magnus Obinah, Kiki Vestersøe
We have the expertise, knowledge and overview to meet your needs. Bring us your idea and we'll guide you. Whether the need is 3D printing, VR, silicone moulding or something else entirely.
We can help turn your idea into a product and provide assistance with MDR if you need it. MDR if you need it. Get in touch with us - and you are always welcome to drop by our facilities for a chat about the possibilities.
Print order of 3D objects
If you have an idea but don't know how to proceed. Or need some sparring over a prototype, feel free to get in touch.
We are involved in iterative steps and can also provide guidance on mechanical properties, material selection and legislation. MDR. We also have a collaboration with Rigshospitalets Innovationscenter, so if we can't help you in-house, we can refer you to someone who can.
CAMES has 10 FDM printers and 1 SLA printer and can therefore quickly produce and deliver the desired product. See our current projects for inspiration.
Reordering of 3D printed objects
There is no need to reinvent the wheel.
Therefore, once we have gone through the iterative process and have a finished product, it will be included in our product catalogue and you will be able to easily order the desired product, with fast delivery.
Depending on the volume of the order and the size of the items, we can deliver day-to-day.