Medical manufacturing is growing several segments including orthopedic devices, instrumentation, implantable devices, patient-matched devices, and point-of-care-manufacturing. Driven by both innovation and regulation, medical device manufacturing continues to outperform the economy.
Medical Manufacturing Innovations
The medical device industry covers implants, instruments and equipment intended for therapeutics, monitoring and diagnostics. These include reconstructive devices such as hip and knee replacements as well as implantable monitors for cardiac and diabetic care.
The SME Medical Additive Manufacturing/3D Printing Workgroup collaborates to identify challenges, develop resources, and to facilitate changes to support anyone using the technologies for medical/biomedical applications.
SME Media provides extensive coverage on medical manufacturing topics. Check out the Medical Manufacturing Channel by clicking the button below.
Looking for videos? SME's Medical Manufacturing Innovations has a YouTube channel with videos that range from keynote speeches at events to virtual surgical planning models.
The Manufacturing Engineering Source Guide is the database dedicated to manufacturing engineers, helping them find the products & services they need. Click below to access the Medical Device guide.
Medical is one of the fastest growing application areas of additive manufacturing. Whether as a better way to manufacture or enabling patient-specific devices, AM has distinct advantages for medicine. This page brings together resources to help you understand and optimize your application of stage of the 3D process.
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