When we talk about 3D printing, we often highlight its benefits in traditional manufacturing for prototypes, jigs, fixtures, end of arm tooling, etc. While these are all great applications to point out, additive processes have benefits in every industry. In this article, we focus on the medical industry and showcase a few areas where additive has helped reshape the field and continues to provide a lasting impact.
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December 8, 2020
3D scanning is becoming more and more vital in the world today. The ability to create an exact one-to-one replica of the object being scanned has uses well beyond the commonly thought of engineering departments. Healthcare has been utilizing scanners to great effect! In this article, we show examples of how healthcare professionals are utilizing this technology including creating custom 3D printed helmets for children with brain-related neurological conditions and even reconstructing body parts for patients with physical deformities.
June 15, 2020
3D printing has been in use in the medical industry for years. Most people have seen prosthetics that have been 3D printed. Whether it is a prosthetic for cosmetic purposes or a functioning limb, 3D printing has made these easier and quicker to get and coupled with 3D scanning technology, these prosthetics can also be custom tailored to each individual. This is all great and exciting and ultimately 3D printing will continue to advance prosthetic development. In addition to prosthetics, there are other ways in which 3D printing is changing the healthcare industry. In this article, we look at some of those advancements and how medical professionals and patients are benefiting from them.
May 15, 2020
This week's Product Story showcases biomechanically accurate models that are 3D printed using the J750 Digital Anatomy Printer at the Jacobs Institute.
The Jacobs Institute specializes in collaborating with industry and physicians to drive innovation. They teamed up with Stratasys to make the idea of creating anatomical models that represent the actual look and feel of tissue become a reality. The goal was to provide an alternative to cadavers and animal studies while still providing specific pathologies to practice procedures.
3D printing has revolutionized many industries, and the field of dentistry is no different. Due to the numerous benefits of 3D printing, dentists are finding various ways to implement it into their practices. One of the most significant advantages that 3D printers offer for is the production of multi-material elements. Dental 3D printers can simultaneously print a range of cases from implant models with soft tissue and custom-fit surgical guides, aligner setups and indirect bonding trays, a variety of restoration mock-ups and more.
November 5, 2019
3D printing has become increasingly popular in the Medical industry over the last few years and this is evident in the fields of teaching, planning and practicing medicine. In this blog article, we uncover the possibilities in each one of these fields to utilize Stratasys 3D printers, such as the new J750 Digital Anatomy Printer (DAP) that is capable of replicating the look, feel and responsiveness of human tissue.
October 15, 2019
Stratasys announces the newest member to their J-series of PolyJet 3D printers: the Stratasys J750 Digital Anatomy Printer (DAP). This latest addition combines the outstanding realism of the popular J750 with anatomical simulation that is so life-like it can replace actual cadaver parts for practice and study. With hundreds of anatomical presets to choose from, this advancement allows you to practice procedures at 70% of the cost of cadavers and other medical models. The J750 DAP is the only printer today able to produce full-color, multi-material, textured models in a single print on a production scale.
August 15, 2019
Stratasys PolyJet 3D printers and specialty dental materials create multi-color dental models with unmatched accuracy that can mimic gum textures and print complex geometries. These multi-material models enable a variety of applications including orthodontic models, implantology case planning and cast partial frames. This additive manufacturing technology can empower you with more cost-effective interventions, enhanced efficiency, fewer risks and optimized patient outcomes.
September 11, 2018
3D printing has come a long way from where it started. It has made so many advances that it can even help save people's lives. Currently, Stratasys offers (3) different materials that have either been tested by the raw material manufacturer, or by Stratasys, and have some level of compliance.
May 25, 2018
TriMech is fortunate to work with clients from Maine to Florida and out to Arkansas, offering a range of engineering solutions. This week's client story showcases TriMech RP Services and the Stratasys Fortus 450mc assisted The Assistive Technology Program at the McGuire VA Medical Center to help a quadriplegic gain back independence.
To wrap up our three-part blog series focused on applications of 3D printing in the medical industry, we'll discuss the use of 3D printers specifically in the hospital setting. While research on 3D printing in hospitals has been published as far back as 1998, the majority of publications date after 2014—this is a result of recent technological advancements and being more newly adopted into this medical sector. Keep reading to see how 3D printing is changing the game for hospital's surgical departments, clinical training and patient recovery programs.
While still evolving, 3D printing has largely impacted how R&D departments, research labs and product development teams approach medical device manufacturing. In Part 1 of our three-part blog series, we talk about how 3D printing helps customize prosthetics, orthotics and bionics. In Part 2, we outline how it's used in different stages of medical device development and is advancing biomedical engineering and the healthcare industry.