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      ‘Stereovectorcardiogram’ Made by Stereolithography

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          A method for making directly a single solid vectorcardiogram is reported. A solid vectorcardiogram was made by employing an apparatus for production of three-dimensional objects by stereolithography. Stereolithography is a computer-aided manufacturing technique that is practiced in conjunction with computer-aided design and engineering. To design the solid vectorcardiogram, voltages in the X, Y and Z axes obtained according to the Frank lead are memorized in the computer-aided design system. By use of the stereolithography apparatus, the designed solid vectorcardiogram is formed in a vat filled with liquid plastic. In the vat, the plastic changes rapidly from liquid to solid in the presence of·ultra-violet light so that a solid vectorcardiogram made of solid plastic may be formed.

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          Journal
          CRD
          Cardiology
          10.1159/issn.0008-6312
          Cardiology
          S. Karger AG
          0008-6312
          1421-9751
          1990
          1990
          12 November 2008
          : 77
          : 4
          : 269-271
          Affiliations
          Health Administration Center and the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Hokkaido University, Sapporo; 3D Systems Japan, Inc., Tokyo, Japan
          Article
          174607 Cardiology 1990;77:269–271
          10.1159/000174607
          2073643
          © 1990 S. Karger AG, Basel

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