Adaptiiv Education Series #1: Additive Manufacturing in Radiation Oncology

This installment provides an overview of Additive Manufacturing or 3D printing and consists of 5 chapters, each focusing on a specific 3D printing technology that is available for use in radiation oncology.

The RT community has primarily focused on Fused Deposition Modeling or FDM 3D printing technology to this point, however other technologies are at, or near the forefront. To that end, a comparison of common 3D printing technologies such as FDM, SLA, SLS, and jetted printers will be reviewed in this series.

By the end of this series, you will be able to define additive manufacturing or 3D printing and understand how it relates to creating patient-specific accessories in radiation oncology.

0:00 Introduction to Additive Manufacturing in Radiation Oncology
1:24 Chapter 1: Fused Deposition Modelling (FDM) Printing
4:47 Chapter 2: Stereolithography (SLA) Printing
9:18 Chapter 3: Jetted Printing
14:12 Chapter 4: Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) Printing
17:04 Chapter 5: Summary of 3D Printing Technologies