Stereolithography SLA technology is an important 3D technology for medicine because of its accuracy and print capabilities. Anatomy modeling and device prototyping pose some challenges to clients currently using our Lulzbot Taz 5 Fused Deposition Modeling FDM 3D printer. While the existing printer has been a wonderful learning and teaching tool, we wish to expand our outreach to the Health Professions Recruitment and Exposure Program HPREP with a more precise technology that provides for usage and exploration in our Digital Media Production Studio. This device will meet the needs of clients who have not been able to achieve precise anatomy prototyping and success with flexible filaments. Client interest in this technology is high and we feel this model would be a great asset for our Library and campus community.

Project Details

Organization Name

University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center - Library

Organization Type
Academic institution
Health sciences library
Project Lead


Start Date
May 1, 2017
End Date
April 30, 2018
Funding Amount
Student, College & Post-grad
Educator, College & Post-grad
General Public
Library or Information Professional
Public Health Professional
Health care Provider
Teens (13-18 yrs.)
Blacks/African Americans
Hispanics/Latin Americans