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Armed with 3-D Printers, Amateurs Challenge the Medtech Paradigm

Armed with 3-D Printers, Amateurs Challenge the Medtech Paradigm
Here’s a look at five amateurs who are using 3-D printers to give medical device professionals a run for their money.  

The phenomenon of 3-D printing is allowing medical device makers to do amazing things, as showcased by the recent FDA approval of the first 3-D printed facial implant. But this technology is also putting the tools of the trade in the hands of amateurs who are forgoing expensive, commercially produced medical devices in favor of their own 3-D printed inventions.

Here’s a look at five amateurs who are using 3-D printers to give medical device professionals a run for their money.

 
  $150 Hand
Meet suppliers of 3-D printing equipment at the MD&M Minneapolis exposition, October 29 & 30, 2014.

 —Jamie Hartford, managing editor, MD+DI
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