Medical technology is one of the areas with the highest expected growth in the use of additive manufacturing. 3D Metal Printing is here to radically improve patients’ quality of live, through the production of implants with high standards of quality and safety.
Medical technology has
specific needs that often require the manufacture of custom-tailored implants,
adapted to the anatomy of a specific patient. For this purpose, 3D printing
presents itself as a flexible, accurate and secure solution.
The applications of this medical technology include, among others, implants for the skull, spinal column, knee joint and other prostheses for fractures, degenerative malformations, and other clinical conditions.
Surgical instruments and medical devices are also perfect applications for 3D Metal Printing.
The advantages of metal
3D printing in medical technology are particularly evident in the great flexibility
of the manufacturing process.
Trough the 3D metal printing process, the most complex geometries mimicking human bone structure can be created, obtaining a final product that has low weight, but high elasticity and loadbearing capacity.