Medical 3D printing is not new in the healthcare sector, the segment which enables surgeons to design their own implants and choose the best possible solution for their patients. With advancement in technology, this industry is gaining momentum gradually, especially in the healthcare sector, finds Firoza Kothari, Co-founder and CTO of Anatomiz3D. Utilisation of 3D printing in the medical field started about 20 years ago, when it was only applied for printing bone replicas. Not just plastic, Metal 3D printing has also been a huge boon to the industry because of its capability. To print custom designed implants in medical grade titanium and cobalt-chrome. 3D printing is the next revolution for healthcare, considering it allows for 2D anatomy to be brought to life. Service providers from the 3D printing healthcare community can enable the surgeons to design their own implants and choose the best possible solution for their patients. Some colleges have taken up the initiative to offer advanced courses in additive manufacturing, where they teach about DEFAM, various 3D printing technologies, materials, applications, post-processing etc.
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