The field of health care is often considered to be one of the most dynamic. The speed at which innovation is occurring—from the way surgeries are performed, to the development of new therapies—is moving evermore rapidly.
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Formlabs was founded by MIT researchers in 2011, when high-quality 3D printing was inaccessible for most. We’ve now shipped over 50,000 machines while cementing our mission to “expand access to digital fabrication, so anyone can make anything.”
DanaMedInc.’s Pathfinder ACL Guide is a biocompatible surgical device enabling surgeons to better reconstruct partially or fully torn anterior cruciate ligaments (ACL) and reduce the risk of re-tearing.
Materials engineered for use with specific printers and qualified for verifiable repeatability and accuracy help ensure long-term mechanical properties ranging from heat resistance to biocompatibility.
If everyone were to stand in a single-file line, patients on the U.S. organ transplant waiting list would form a line over 70 miles long.
Imre Patterson has a smile that lights up any room he walks into. Imre was born with a femoral discrepancy, causing one leg to be shorter than the other.
Additive manufacturing has become increasingly sophisticated in recent years, capable of producing orthopedic implants with complex lattice structures that further enables osseointegration.
Resolution Medical, headquartered in Minneapolis, manufactures parts on contract for medical device OEMs.
Surgical outcomes are increasingly being scrutinized by groups like the National Health Service (NHS) and World Health Organization (WHO), who audit outcomes and publish their findings.
The medical industry is booming. Aging populations, rising rates of health care utilization and advancements in manufacturing technology are driving the industry forward—and toward a future that includes additive manufacturing (AM) as a major part of the part-production environment.