What is 3DmoldX™?

"The surgeon pours wet bone cement into a 3DmoldX mold, waits 5 minutes, peels the mold off and perfectly shaped patient specific implant is ready for immediate use"

3DmoldX technology makes previously impossible surgical scenarios become reality.

For the first time ever, bone cement can be used to make even the most complex of implants in matter of minutes, right at the operating table. What was previously possible with titanium only, 3DmoldX has now made available for the fraction of the price and without the down-sides.
Using 3DmoldX molds shortens operation time by an approximately one hour which further advances both patient care and hospital's overall performance levels.

Our family team

Bruno Splavski

Prof. Bruno Splavski, MD, PhD, neurosurgeon, Zagreb, Croatia

How do 3D printed mold help me in my reconstructive neurosurgery practice?

During the last couple of years, I have been involved in doing alloplastic cranioplasty by the help of 3D-printing additive manufacturing.

To repair a large post-craniotomic skull bone defect, my neurosurgical team and I have successfully used a 3D-printed prefabricated mold to create an alloplastic implant for perfect bone repair in four consecutive cases. The technique was undemanding and easy to perform and the results were cosmetically excellent.

Dario Mužević

Asst. Prof. Dario Mužević, MD, PhD, neurosurgeon, Osijek, Croatia

The future of medicine is developing highly customized, even personalized therapeutic approaches. While standardized implants can be adapted in certain cases, the specific and complex shape of cranial vault requires precisely constructed shapes to repair craniotomy defects.

Though customized implants can be factory-made, manufacturing personalized moulds has more advantages. It enables surgeon multiple tries in shaping an implant from familiar material such as PMMA, and implant itself can easily be microadjusted in the operating room, in cases where tissue dissection is more difficult due to postoperative fibrosis. As arteficial bone flaps are prone to infection in general, one patient might require multiple cranioplasty attempts, and in such cases the same mould can be used. It leads to optimal cost-benefit ratio for this simple, frequent, but often frustrating procedure.

Robert Cerović

Prof. Robert Cerović, MD, PhD, maxillofacial surgeon, Rijeka, Croatia

In medicine we can use materials that have biological characteristics that enable them to be incorporated into the human body but can not be printed directly.

3D printed moulds allow such materials to be molded in a form that is needed and to replace the part of the skeleton.

Mladen Šercer

Prof. Mladen Šercer, PhD., Co-Founder and Medical Production Manager, 3DMOLDX - CATEH, Zagreb, Croatia

3D printing technology is going to transform medicine, whether it is patient-specific surgical models, custom-made prosthetics, or even personalized on-demand medicines.

Our, over 40 years of experience in plastics processing and mould construction, enables us to 3D-print orthopaedic and cranial implants with topologically optimised designs made of certificated PMMA and PEEK materials with the right surface roughness, resulting in reduced rejection rates.

Miodrag Katalenić

Miodrag Katalenić, Co-Founder and CEO, 3DMOLDX - CATEH, Zagreb, Croatia

Before 3DMOLDX, the surgeon had to shape the bone cement implant by hand. The aesthetic results were poor, the operation lasted longer and the outcome was less sure. With 3DMOLDX, the outcome is much better because the implant is tailored to an individual’s CT scan.

3DMOLDX gives bone cement (PMMA), a proven material, a new life and greater application because with 3D printing it is now possible to easily and accurately create the complex shapes required for custom implants. .