How to 3D print a DICOM file step by step tutorial
Since writing our introduction to 3D printing DICOM files we have received a lot of questions and requests for a more in-depth tutorial on how to 3D print a DICOM file so we have put together a detailed workflow which we hope will help you. In this tutorial we cover step by step how to 3D print a DICOM file by converting it to an STL and isolating the data we are interested in. We wrote this guide to help clinicians, students and others interested in the field adopt a simple to follow, time efficient efficient digital workflow when working with less complex cases. It is intended to require no upfront investment in software licenses or special hardware and will get you up and running quickly. The process we outline below will be very effective for 90% of cases and is very repeatable across all types of anatomy. By the end you will have a watertight STL model ready to 3D print.
If you are not familiar with 3D printing DICOM files and haven’t already done so already we recommend you read our introduction to 3D printing DICOM files before this tutorial. If you have any questions about your specific case feel free to get in touch with us, our contact details are at the bottom of the page.