Advancing the medical field with 3D printing
The versatility of 3D printing technology means that it can be used effectively in several areas in the medical field, from manufacturing medical devices to making surgical guides. By integrating such advanced technology into the medical work process, 3D printing technology is able to improve the quality, effectiveness, and efficiency of these processes.
Collaboration with medical practitioners and educators for 3D printing applications is made possible through our AuMed sub-division, where we provide 3D solutions for various medical and educational applications.
Manufacturing Medical Devices
3D printing is extremely useful for the manufacturing of medical devices, particularly for Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM).
By integrating 3D printing into their work process, manufacturers can benefit by bringing digital design into physical reality, do validation of design before making the toolings, lower the overall cost of developing, and enable the product to hit the market quicker. This is especially useful for design, R&D, and product development fields.
3D printing technology allows medical practitioners to create biological models that are compatible for communication purposes and usages as educational aids and surgical simulators. As such, 3D printed bio models can be used by medical professionals and educators as education aids during medical training, hence optimizing pathology-based teaching.
3D printing technology can also be used to avoid complications, potential surprises, or future corrective procedures when making biological models by 3D printing patient-specific medical models which can reflect patient-specific pathologies accurately and thus complementing pre-surgical assessments and planning. The models can also concurrently function as a communication aid for true informed patient consent and confidence of the patient’s next of kin.
3D printing technology can also be used to produce surgical guides. By 3D printing pre-planned digital surgical guides, you can ease complex surgical procedures, reduce surgery time and accelerate patient recovery through the use of better-prepared tools and equipment.