You would be probably familiar with cost-saving initiatives especially if you are in the manufacturing sector. Whether they are periodic Kaizen events or an everyday management expectation, you know the pursuit of lower cost is never-ending. This resulted in the adoption of 3D printing.
Paulene Siew, Managing Director of Additive3D Asia explores how 3D printing can optimise the process of technological experimentation for robotics and automation companies, delivering results at a faster speed.
After four years of intensive research by the Netherlands Cancer Institute and the Dutch Mobius 3D Technology (M3DT), a titanium lower jaw was implanted for the first time in a head and neck cancer patient. The jaw was completely reconstructed based on the patient’s 3D MRI & CT scans.
Recently, European regulatory bodies have allowed custom 3D printed bone grafts to be used for medical procedures. What challenges do implants present, what does the 3D printing technology do, and how does this help to lower the cost of medical procedures and equipment?