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Confirm 3D Printing and Delivery Capabilities[edit | edit source]

Review the checklist to confirm you can properly 3D print and deliver our open-source bone models to the consignee and click on the checkboxes to check the most appropriate response.

Checklist for 3D Printing and Delivery Capabilities for 3D Printed Adult Male Tibial Bone Models
# Checklist Item Check the most appropriate response Notes
1 3D Printer Can Use G-Code Files Prepared Using Ultimaker Cura Or Cura Lulzbot Slicing Programs




If your 3D printer cannot print g-code files created using Ultimaker Cura or Cura Lulzbot Edition, you will not be able to input the custom print setting options and the bone models will not print properly and will not display the required visual, tactile, and acoustic fidelity for orthopedic surgical simulation training.
2 3D Printer Has A Build Volume Z Height Of At Least 180 mm


The average maximum length of the left tibial bone from a Nigerian population is 40.80 ± 3.91 cm (mean ± standard deviation) with minimum and maximum values of 34.60 cm to 56.0 cm.[1] Our Team Lead recommends scaling each Adult Tibial Bone Model to no smaller than 18.0 cm (180 mm) for a total tibial bone length of 36.0 cm (360 mm). Therefore, a fused filament fabrication 3D printer that has a maximum build volume Z height of ~180 mm or more can be used to manufacture the 3D Printed Adult Male Tibial Bone Models.
3 Can Obtain Brand New White Polylactic Acid (PLA) Filament In Sealed Package


Using fresh PLA filament just out of its original packaging optimizes print quality and minimizes the risk of mechanical failure during orthopedic surgical simulation training.[2]
4 Can Arrange Delivery Of 3D Printed Adult Male Tibial Bone Models To Address of Consignee Or Pick-up 3D Printed Adult Male Tibial Bone Models By Consignee


We have compiled a partial list of local and international shipping organizations that could deliver the models:
  1. Riders for Health is a non-profit medical supply chain logistics organization that is active in 5 African countries (the Gambia, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, and Nigeria) and provides "constant, reliable distribution of medical supplies to communities however distant or difficult to reach."[3][4]
  2. DHL[5]
  3. Bolloré Logistics[6]
  4. Fedex[7]
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Acknowledgements[edit | edit source]

This work is funded by a grant from the Intuitive Foundation. Any research, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this work are those of the author(s), and not of the Intuitive Foundation.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Ugochukwu EG, Ugbem LP, Ijomone OM, Ebi OT. Estimation of Maximum Tibia Length from its Measured Anthropometric Parameters in a Nigerian Population. J Forensic Sci Med [serial online] 2016 [cited 2021 Jun 27];2:222-8. Available from: https://www.jfsmonline.com/text.asp?2016/2/4/222/197928.
  2. https://support.ultimaker.com/hc/en-us/articles/360012101319-How-to-store-material
  3. https://www.riders.org/
  4. Riders for Health. Medical supply chain logistics. [Internet]. Olney (MD): Riders for Health II; 2021 [cited 2021 Aug 17]. Available from: https://www.riders.org/how-we-work/services/distribution-of-pharmaceuticals-and-medical-supplies/.
  5. https://www.dhl.com/
  6. https://www.bollore-logistics.com/
  7. https://www.fedex.com/
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