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Delivered by: The National Centre For Product Design + Development Research (PDR) & Morriston Hospital.
Contact:          
Dr Dominic Eggbeer.  deggbeer-pdr@cardiffmet.ac.uk  02920 416 703 

Patient-Specific Digital Prostheses are Additively Manufactured (or “3D Printed”) high fidelity mould tools for the production of soft tissue prostheses.  They are based on virtual sculpting to create a master pattern for the missing or damaged anatomy.  Our unique approach saves carving time, investment and mould fabrication time, improves accuracy and increases the efficiency of repeat prosthesis fabrication.  Our process achieves these things whilst maintaining the essential prosthetist-patient relationship, allowing use of identical proven materials to conventional processes, preserving the inherent skill and artistry of the prosthetist, and represents the most advanced application of AM technologies available without compromising quality.

 

Typical applications include auricular, nasalorbital and brassiere-retained breast prostheses.  The process usually relies on surface scan data, or CT for original anatomy reference (where present) prior to injury or removal.

 

We can receive DICOM data by post and now digitally via the secure Image Exchange Portal (IEP).  [SETUP HERE].

 

PDR's data handling policy can be downloaded from [HERE]. 

 

To make an enquiry, please follow the simple steps outlined below.

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[1]           ENQUIRY 

Call us or email us with the details in this [FORM].  Alternatively, print it, complete it and include it with your CD-ROM (if posting data).

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[2]           SEND DATA

Via secure DICOM [UPLOAD] or by post (on CD-ROM) to:

Sean Peel 

Surgical & Prosthetic Design

PDR - The National Centre for Product Design & Development Research

Cardiff Metropolitan University

Llandaff Campus

200 Western Avenue

Cardiff

CF5 2YB 

(If the disc is encrypted, the password should be sent separately through the post or emailed to speel-pdr@cardiffmet.ac.uk )

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[3a]        (OPTIONAL) ONLINE MEETING

We will agree a time with you and share our screen via the join.me online meeting service.  We can then modify data of the original anatomy (where present) or sculpt a new master pattern under your direct supervision.

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[3b]        (OPTIONAL) OFFLINE PROSTHESIS DESIGN

Alternatively, if the specifications for the prosthesis are already known, fully detailed and explicit, design activity can occur offline with a meeting or sign-off form used to verify the outcomes.  A mould tool will then be designed ready for fabrication.     

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[4]        QUOTATION

Upon agreement of the final designs, PDR will prepare a quotation which will be sent to the provided email address or fax number.    

A sign-off form will be attached with the quote which MUST be completed and returned before mould tool fabrication can commence.

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[5]        ORDER

To order the mould tool, PDR can accept a purchase order number by fax or email.  For urgent cases, a clear build request statement can be accepted in writing whilst the PO number is being raised.  

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[6]        DELIVERY

After building and post-processing, your mould tool will be dispatched by TNT or Royal Mail for domestic locations (DHL for international addresses).  The package will include the tool, patient data (if sent via CD-ROM), materials data-sheets, extents printouts, design record files and a delivery note.