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3D printing’s affect on personalized medicine

3D printing’s affect on personalized medicine

Written by David

January 17, 2019

One of the key industries to successfully leverage the advantages of 3D printing is the medical and dental industry. In an IDTechEx Research report–3D Printing in the Medical and Dental Industry 2019 – 2029, 3D printing in the medical and dental industry is forecast to be worth more than $8.1 billion by 2029. 3D printing in such applications as hearing aids, Invisalign aligners, and prosthetic limbs leverage this technology’s ability for mass customization from 3D imaging data. Personalization is particularly important to medical devices to be worn by a patient for extended time, as it improves patient comfort, and with that, adherence to the treatment. No manufacturing process in the medical sector has been as disrupted by 3D printing as that of the hearing aid. 3D printed hearing aids are made with digital precision, an improvement over the lengthy hand-crafting process that sometimes resulted in pieces that were not […]


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