As Additive Manufacturing (AM) develops into a true production technology – and is used in a host of mainstream industrial applications throughout numerous industry sectors – it is also being adapted to niche applications where it is disrupting traditional routes to product development.
Essentially, it is the growing demand for customised medical devices and pharmaceuticals that has seen the growth in interest in additive manufacturing (AM) in the medical and life sciences sectors.
Throughout industry, but in the life sciences sector in particular, AM has been truly disruptive, and some would say revolutionary, and it has promoted the manufacture of personalised implants and prosthetics, personalised and adjustable dosage forms for drug delivery, tissue engineering, and disease modelling.
FreeFORM Technologies is a new contract manufacturer specializing in metal binder jet 3D printing. The company was...