2017 年 34 巻 1 号 p. 1-6
This paper briefly introduces 3D printing technology for medical applications. 3D printing technology is obtaining a lot of attentions from various fields including rapid prototyping and manufacturing, home use and medical applications. Medical applications of 3D printing are including:（a）diagnostic aid,（b）surgical aid,（c）medical education,（d）medical training, and（e）re-generative medicine. In this short summary, we will briefly explain the various mechanism of 3D printing and several printing techniques for reproducing organ models by 3D printing techniques. Also the recent topics in international conferences are introduced here.