Thanks to 3D medical printing, made-to-order prosthetics are now possible. 3D medical printing is a revolutionary new wave in medicine that promises to usher in an exciting era, through the production of a range of medical devices.So let’s find out what is the latest in 3D medical printing.
What is 3D medical printing
The use of 3D printers to produce medical devices is an emerging trend, in which printing technology is used to create medical devices such as prosthetics, and implants. Essentially, medical practitioners are using small low cost printers to create customized devices for patients. The prosthetics produced by 3-D medical printing are not only highly personalized, but they are also a lot cheaper than traditional models.
How it works
The customized design is created by the software that controls the printer. Plastics or metal is put into the printer, and it sprays out the material, printing the design in three dimensions,layer by layer. Using the technology, engineers have been able to create 3-D printed robotic arms, teeth, spinal braces,and more.
What’s the latest
The focus of 3D medical printing is now shifting to the creation of devices for the inside of the human body. Engineers are already producing custom hip and knee joints, and as experimentation continues, engineers are working on using the technology to create organs and body parts. Tissues are also being made, with the use of bioprinting.
3D printing has made it possible to design devices that are compatible with the body and medical needs of patients, making them a comfortable fit.
Call Onyx Healthcare, USA, Orange, CAat 714-792-0774, to find out more about the latest in 3D medical printing. Onyx Healthcare,is a medical IT company that has been at the forefront of producing cutting edge medical devices for many years.