Significant Factors to Consider for 3D Printing Healthcare IT Solutions

Published by , December 26, 2016 4:52 pm

(MedicalPlastics) The rise in healthcare IT solutions is the most significant factor spreading the adoption of 3D printing technology in the medical sector. There are multiple 3D printing techniques that can be deployed for different requirements, including:
–Fused Deposition Modelling (FDM) – an additive manufacturing technology commonly used for modelling, prototyping and production applications.
–Stereolithography (SLA) printing – a technique or process to create aesthetic prototypes to present to customers and exhibit at trade shows.
–Polyjet – used for iterative designs, this is the predominant medium of 3D prototyping.
The limited range of materials available from 3D printing doesn’t allow detailed incremental design changes, which can be the difference between a working and non-working design. With future technological advancements in the way in which we design and manufacture medical devices, we’re able to assess more concepts at a much lower cost. Companies must continue to keep abreast of design to manufacturing – and allow themselves to harness the benefits of 3D printing.

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