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How 3-D Printing Is Changing Medtech

A new MD+DI ebook sponsored by Proto Labs looks at 3-D printing's potential in medtech and what you need to do to achieve it.

A new MD+DI ebook sponsored by Proto Labs looks at 3-D printing's potential in medtech and what you need to do to achieve it.

Three-dimensional printing is one of the most exciting things to happen in manufacturing since Henry Ford revolutionized mass production in the early 20th century. But while the technology is predicted to experience explosive growth--40% for the next five years according to an estimate by Ark Invest--many in medtech have been slow to embrace 3-D printing.

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Aside from a few isolated examples, 3-D printing has mostly been used for prototyping in the medical device industry. Yet, the technology could prove to be disruptive in applications ranging from custom braces, casts, and orthotics to orthopedic implants.

But hurdles must be overcome for 3-D printing to achieve its true potential in medtech. There are concerns around materials, regulatory compliance, scale-up that anyone considering the technology must consider.

If you're interested in exploring how 3-D printing could revolutionize your production process and lead to next-generation medical devices, check out How 3-D Printing is Changing Medtech, a new MD+DI ebook sponsored by Proto Labs.

This digital compilation covers the ways in which 3-D printing is poised to revolutionize medical device manufacturing and provides a roadmap for how to get there. Articles in the 48-page ebook will help you learn how to:

  • Select the right material for 3-D printing
  • Utilize 3-D printing to digitize the manufacturing process
  • Take 3-D printing beyond prototyping
  • Toe the regulatory line when using 3-D printing

If you're curious about how 3-D printing can help you create your next innovative medical device, be sure to check it out.

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