Additive Manufacturing Reaches Production Scale for Medical

Jul 08, 2018

The use of additive manufacturing (AM) in the medical industry is well established in making dental implants, artificial hip joints, and molds for invisible braces. The layer-by-layer technique, also known as 3D printing, promises to grow further, aided by better design tools and increasing numbers of design engineers trained in AM, the possibility of faster prints, a flattening cost curve, automation, and the need for patient-specific devices that can’t be made as well or at all with traditional manufacturing.

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