US-based additive manufacturing company Stratasys has introduced the J5 Digital Anatomy 3D printer, designed to provide cost-effective, high-fidelity anatomical models.

The new 3D printer helps hospitals, medical device manufacturers and research institutions enhance patient outcomes, simplify operations, and bring products to market faster.

It supports the production of models that resemble the behaviour and response of real human tissue, skeletal structures, and vasculature.

With biomechanically accurate materials, it provides realistic haptic feedback for procedures, while bearing true-to-life radiopacity characteristics with supported imaging.

The J5 Digital Anatomy printer is compact, easy to use, office-friendly, and accessible with a small footprint and a lower Total Cost of Ownership (TCO).

It better serves institutions with budget and space constraints, said the additive manufacturing company.

Stratasys medical VP Erez Ben Zvi said: “The J5 Digital Anatomy printer is designed to be user-friendly and facility-friendly, making advanced anatomical modelling accessible to a broader range of medical institutions.”

The J5 Digital Anatomy printer is designed to produce life-like anatomic models that enable pre-operative surgical planning and assist in reducing operating room time and associated costs.

In addition to surgical planning, the patient-specific models also help improve communication between the medical staff and between the staff and their patients.

The 3D printer’s unique realism in cost-effective training resources enhances the accessibility to affordable high-quality teaching tools.

Its ability to create accurate, repeatable anatomical models enables rapid iterations in medical device development, reducing the need for animal testing and shortening the time to market.