3D Printing & Our Health

At ANDesign we use our 3D printer to create prototypes of the products we are developing, but can these printers be used for health benefits?

Over the last few months we have seen a variety of articles about the possibilities of 3D printing in the medical world:

(To read more click on the article’s title.)

3D Printed Cast Speeds Bone Recovery Using Ultrasound

Not only does this 3D printed cast eliminate the bulkiness and inevitable odor of plaster and fiberglass casts, but also allows the Low-Intensity Pulsed Ultrasound (LIPUS) to easily have access to the skin, decreasing the recovery time.

Medical First: 3-D Printed Skull Successfully Implanted in Woman

In the Netherlands, doctors replaced a 22-year-olds thickening skull with a 3D printed plastic piece.

How 3-D Printing Can Help To Cure Cancer

Tumors can be biofabricated with a 3D printer that will possibly change how we approach the testing of different drugs against cancer.

 

What are your thoughts about the future of 3D printing in this field?

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