By now, most of us in the manufacturing world are familiar with the steady stream of news describing organizations, large and small, providing medical equipment using 3D printers.
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Speaking at the 3DHEALS 2020 virtual conference, Sam Onukuri from Johnson & Johnson discusses the emergence of 3D Printing in healthcare coinciding with new expectations from customers.
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.
Metal 3D printing can enable rapid, low cost iterations of new medical devices, since no tooling costs are involved.
When injection molding is cost-prohibitive, medical equipment manufacturers are turning to a marriage of two advanced methods—urethane casting and 3D printing.
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.
Additive manufacturing has become increasingly sophisticated in recent years, capable of producing orthopedic implants with complex lattice structures that further enables osseointegration.
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.
Lawyers, doctors, engineers, and regulators all must converse to advance 3D printing in medicine.
The medical industry is constantly seeking out new, cutting-edge technologies to disrupt standard practices for the better.