"Everywhere we apply 3D printing, we make great things happen. From the kitchen to the factory floor to the operating room, what makes all of this progress possible is the Digital Thread: the seamless link that allows us to transform the virtual world into the actual world and then back again."
"The Digital Thread is the raw power behind 3D technologies that we are just now beginning to understand and exploit. It is what allows engineers to scan, model manufacture and inspect — all in a single workflow, all without leaving their desk. And it is what allows surgeons to train, plan, rehearse, instrument and execute patient specific procedures from patient data."