3D Printing in Healthcare Applications
Print 3D Parts Customized Per Patient
Every human body is unique. It’s the reason 3D printing impacts the healthcare industry in such a meaningful way. 3D software enables the easy manipulation of 3D files to print medical implants customized for individual patients like hearing aids and dental crowns. 3D printed prosthetics allows for the best possible fit, for a more comfortable and long-lasting fit.
But the applications of medical 3D printing don’t stop there. Manufacturers are developing tissue engineering technologies, also known as bioprinting, featuring materials that can be used to create 3D printed body parts. Drug manufacturers are already using 3D printing to manufacture parts of organs used for testing purposes. The future will likely bring large-scale use of 3D printed organs for transplant.
Instant Medical Supplies Delivery & Efficient Testing
For remote medical clinics, 3D printers can be used to print supplies, accelerating the delivery of healthcare services by eliminating the wait for these supplies to be replenished. 3D printing can also be used in the development and prototyping of surgical devices and medical supplies, for a faster time-to-market and the freedom to innovate.
The ability to quickly customize and push parts to production is what makes 3D printing so appealing to healthcare practitioners in need of innovative solutions and medical needs that can’t wait.
View the Below Articles to see Real World Uses for 3D Printing and Scanning in the Healthcare Industry:
Better Brain Surgery through 3D Printing
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3D Printed Kidney Model Demonstrates the Power of 3D Printing to UK Doctors
Grey’s Anatomy Calls on Medical Modeling for Operation Planning
Injured Toucan is One Step Closer to Getting a new 3D Printed Beak
3D Scanning Helps Produce a 3D-printed Prosthesis of the Gastrocnemius Muscle