Advantages of 3D Printing in the medical field

- Jul 16, 2018-

1.customized


The biggest advantage of 3D printing in medical applications is the ease with which customized products and equipment can be produced.For example, the use of 3D printing to customize human prosthetics and implants provides great convenience for patients and physicians.In addition, 3D printing can be used to customize surgical clamps and fixation devices, which greatly shortens the operation time, improves the operation success rate and reduces the recovery time of postoperative patients.In the future, 3D printing technology will also be used for patients' drug type and dosage selection.


2.Improve cost-effectiveness


Another advantage of 3D printing in the medical field is that it can reduce costs.3D printing has obvious advantages in cost control of small batch production.For the traditional production process, the cost can be reduced only under the condition of mass production.The cost of 3D printing is very low for small-scale human implants such as spine, teeth or skull repair, which is conducive to the development of small-scale product trials and model validation.


3. Improve production efficiency


3D printing can produce a product in a matter of hours.In artificial limbs and medical implants, for example, the processing technology of the traditional need to pass the ball mill, forging and long delivery time, and 3 d printing just the model input printer, within a few hours can finish production and delivery of the products, which makes it in and implant prosthesis is more efficient than the traditional processing way.In addition to speed, 3D printing is also improving in quality, such as dimensional accuracy, repeatability and reliability.


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