3D Printing in the Medical World

In early February there was a ton of buzz surrounding an 83-year old woman in the Netherlands receiving the first ever 3D printed titanium jaw transplant. The role of additive manufacturing and digital fabrication in the medical device and healthcare industry is growing rapidly, due to the growing opportunities for its application. In the world of medicine, 3D printing is being used to create customized devices such as hearing aids, orthopedic implants, and dental implants, in addition to creating visual models and surgical guides that helps doctors and surgeons to better analyze and treat patients. Check out the following article: “3D printing in medicine: What is happening right now in patients.”

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