Medical Industry

Medical Industry

This is the industry which, 3D print has most bearing. What’s more precious than a life? Medical scientists at Cornell have flung themselves into combining 3D printing and human cells to create prosthetic ears that are expected to grow cartilage once they are implanted. You can’t really tell them from the real. Looks just as natural. It is going to be an aid to children born with hearing deformities or people who lose an ear in accidents.

Researchers at Michigan are up with yet another miracle, tracheobronchomalacia -a condition that causes spontaneous collapse of airways, is no longer given terminal diagnosis and shortened lifespan. Doctors use tracheal splints from 3D printed bio material which is inserted into a child’s windpipe to further the treatment.

3D printing is providing highly accurate surgical guides and true-to-life medical prototypes. It’s the Poly-Jet technology that offers material properties that are flexible, opaque or transparent. For strong custom fixtures of medical device
components, FDM technology is picked. Oh no worries, both technologies offer biocompatible materials.