October 31, 2021 Yen Lily

3D modeling software for medical field

3D now has many benefits in a lot of different professional sectors, including medical industry. It’s very helpful in creating tools, implants, prostheses, or anatomical models to practice before surgery, improving daily work of prosthetist, surgeons, dentists or even searchers.

In this article, let’s find the best 3D modeling software for the creation of your medical 3D models.

The importance of 3D in medical sector

Medical sector always needs practice, and there’s not many patients for you to do that all the time. 3D in this case, will help you a lot.

First of all, using a 3D modeling software is convenient to do simulations and for the interactive anatomy representations. It helps doctors and patients to have better and practical visualization.

Secondly, after getting beneficial visually, you can get to practice rehearse procedures on 3D models before surgery. It is a great opportunity for any professional, and for students.

Because of these huge advantage, 3D printing is constantly evolved. And to create an accurate medical 3D printing, you have to use one of the best 3D modeling software to design your models

Software dedicated to medical 3D modeling


3D-Doctor, developed by Able Software Corp, is a 3D modeling software exclusively designed for the medical field, particularly useful for surgical simulation and treatment planning applications. You can work on many formats, such as DICOM files for example, and export them into an STL format very easily.

This tool is vector-based and made for the healthcare community. It’s perfect for 3D modeling, image processing, and measurement.

Within Medical

Autodesk also release a 3D modeling software for medical, called Within Medical. It enables you to create accurate 3D models for the medical industry that are really optimized for 3D printing!

Within Medical is made to work on implants. Designers can create porous parts that can be used to work on osseointegration, the fusion between the bone and an implant.

Medical Design Studio

Another ideal software for medical modeling you can check out is Anatomage’s Medical Design Studio. This software allows you to convert your medical images into mesh models.

You can take a model and modify it to fit a patient’s specific anatomy. It is easy to sculpt with Medical Design Studio and you can quickly export your models to 3D print your digital model in a high-quality.

You can check all the features and possibilities of this software in the video below:

Ossa 3D

Developed by Conceptualiz, Ossa 3D is an impressive 3D printing software and only available on mobile. It is an end-to-end mobile solution allowing doctors, radiologists, and prosthetists to 3D print any model. This modeling software is very easy to use, only with your finger touch.


3D Systems offers a specially made tool for medical use, which is D2P. It enables you to work on DICOM files and to 3D print them. You can use it for 3D printing but it’s also a great tool for visualization. Indeed, it is possible to export your file for a virtual reality experiment.

This 3D software is an end-to-end solution allowing you to create your 3D model with automatic segmentation tools. It supports a lot of file formats, has intuitive editing tools and provides easy control of data management.

Other software

Cinema 4D

Cinema 4D is also a good software for modeling or rendering, as it has a wide range of tools and features. It’s used by Marc Soubeyrand, a surgeon at the CHU Bicêtre.

Marc uses Cinema 4D and 3D printing for his researches. It helps him to make prototypes on a lot of different projects, such as external fixation for elbows, bioprinting, implants for the vertebral column.

He also decided to use 3D printing to create his own tools, “This 3D printing software helped me to create tools for my laboratory, as ventilation parts, for example.”

C4D’s intuitive interface, tutorials, and powerful help system make it easy to learn. Although not made specifically for healthcare professionals, it has a complete range of features, and it can be used for medical purposes.

To get the right file format for modeling, you have to use a software as OsiriX.


Blender is a great, free modeling software, kind of like an all-rounder as it can provide 3D modeling, rigging, animation, simulation, rendering, compositing, motion tracking, video editing and game creation. If you’re a bit experienced with 3D modeling, Blender could be useful for your medical projects. As it is possible to create elaborated models thanks to its wide range of tools, the healthcare community can absolutely use this free software. They also have a lot of tutorials on their website to help users.

Like Cinema 4D, you need OsiriX to get modeling file format.

How to use these tools on iRender?

Normally, 3D printing does not require a powerful machine. However, to render the model, you will need a pretty good PC with powerful CPU and GPU. And at iRender, we offer you some of the best choices with state-of-the-art RTX3090:

You can install these tools on our remote machine (first time access only), add license, and render like you always do on your local machine.

Just 6 simple steps then you can connect to our powerful machine, then use it as you want.

Not only those powerful configuration, iRender also provides you more services. From NVLink for large scene, to useful and free transferring tool named GPUhub sync. Our price is flexible with hourly rental which has pay-as-you-go basis, daily/ weekly/ monthly subscription with discount from 10-20%. Plus, you have 24/7 support service with real human who will support you whenever you encounter an issue.

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Thank you & Happy Rendering!

Source: sculpteo.com

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