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A big picture of 3D printing applications in the medical field

Nowadays, as one of the representative cutting-edge technologies, 3D printing has been recognized by many industry insiders for its application value. In the medical field, 3D printing has been gradually penetrating into the surgical model rehearsal, rehabilitation medical equipment manufacturing and other subdivided application scenarios. With the promotion of 3D printing cutting-edge technology, the service model of traditional medical industry is speeding up the transformation, intelligent, efficient and professional medical service model is also speeding up the formation.

Surgical rehearsal model

For high-risk and difficult surgeries, it is important for medical professionals to conduct preoperative planning. In the past surgical rehearsal process, medical workers often need to obtain the patient's data through CT, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and other imaging equipment, and then use software to convert the two-dimensional medical images into realistic three-dimensional data. Today, medical workers can print out 3D models directly with the help of equipment such as 3D printers. This not only aids doctors in precise surgical planning and improves the success rate of surgery, but also facilitates communication between medical professionals and patients regarding surgical plans.


Surgical Guides

As an adjunct to the surgical procedure, surgical guides help medical professionals to accurately implement the surgical plan. At present, the types of surgical guides include joint guides, spinal guides, oral implant guides, etc. With the help of 3D printing, surgical guides can be made to meet the requirements of traditional surgical guides. With the help of 3D printed surgical guides, the size and shape of the guides can be adjusted as needed while compensating for the shortcomings of traditional surgical guide manufacturing processes. By doing so, each patient can have a guide that meets his or her specific needs.

Dental applications

In recent years, the application of 3D printing in the field of dentistry has been a hotspot of concern. From an overall perspective, the application of 3D printing in dentistry mainly focuses on the design and manufacture of metal teeth and invisible braces. The emergence of 3D printing cutting-edge technology has created more possibilities for people who need orthodontic treatment to achieve personalized and customized braces. At different stages of orthodontic treatment, orthodontists need different sets of braces, and using 3D printing to create the multiple sets of braces needed to straighten teeth not only helps the healthy development of teeth, but also reduces the cost of making braces.


Orthopedic Applications

Currently, many medical professionals are using cutting-edge 3D printing technology to treat patients with damaged bones. By creating an accurate three-dimensional physical model of a patient's bone, health care workers can further observe the bone quality and specific areas of damage and develop appropriate treatment plans. With the advantages of 3D printing technology, the challenges of treating long bone fractures and hip injuries have been overcome.

Rehabilitation medical equipment

Due to the complex design of these rehabilitation medical devices, traditional CNC machine tools are often limited by factors such as machining angles and other constraints to achieve better results. With 3D printing technology, the manufacturing process of rehabilitation medical devices has been further improved. The cost and cycle time of making a single customized rehabilitation medical device is further reduced.

In fact, the advent of 3D printing technology has subliminally changed the course of the traditional medical industry on multiple levels. It is believed that as the technology matures, 3D printing will create a new model of more medical services and people will feel the convenience brought by the emerging technology to their lives.

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