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By Morten Bo Søndergaard Svendsen

Guide to fantom fabrication


The overall steps are, each will be described in more detail below. 

  1. Retrieving the files 

  1. Preparation for printing 

  1. Upload / send to printer 


#1 Files 

The phantom consists of two sets of files.  


Nose Anatomy: The nose anatomy can be obtained from Bone3D, FDM NP-Swab-Simulator, please see Sananès N et al. 3D-printed simulator for nasopharyngeal swab collection for COVID-19. Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol. 2021;278:2649-2651.

Landing page (use the FDM NP-Swab-Simulator):  

Direct link and License link

CutOut with Ear  
This is a frame for the NP-Swab-simulator, enabling nasal and nasopharyngeal swab training: 

Cutout.stl link (Licencese: (CC BY 4) With reference to [DOI OUR MS]) 

#2 Preparation for printing 

Once the files are downloaded, import them to your favorite slicer. We use Prusa Printers, thus this example is from the PrusaSlicer. 


We suggest that you place the NP models on their lateral sides, and the CutOut on its dorsal side. See example

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