Responsible use of high risk 3D Printed medical devices

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Standard parts that are too complex or too expensive to be built by other production techniques.
Now, “standard” 3D printed medical devices are responsibly use of high risk designs through rapid prototyping with 3D printing.
They can test new medical devices on realistic medical models to quickly gather clinically relevant performance feedback, without scheduling expensive animal/cadaver surrogate testing.
The guidance defines AM as “a process that builds an object by sequentially building 2-dimensional (2D) layers and joining each to the layer below, allowing device manufacturers to rapidly produce alternative designs without the need for retooling, and to create complex devices built as a single piece.”
This manufacturing process is used extensively in the aerospace, architecture, consumer products, and, more recently, medical industries.


3D Printing technology to make Rolls Royce’s parts

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3D Printing technology to make Rolls Royce’s parts and how it will work. Future is 3D Printing.

Using 3D Printing techniques they are able to make shapes that they never couldn’t with standard manufacturing. According to Rolls Royce’s Head of Additive Layer Manufacturing, Mr. Neil Mantle, is using the technology to develop better and more efficient aerospace components.:)

4D Printing value $537.8 Million by 2025

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According to a new market research report, “4D Printing Market by Material (Programmable Carbon Fiber, Programmable Wood – Custom Printed Wood Grain, Programmable Textiles), End User (Aerospace, Automotive, Clothing, Construction, Defense, Healthcare & Utility) & Geography – Global Trends & Forecasts to 2019 – 2025 ”.

4D printing technology, being based on 3D printing technology, proposes a new business model to cater to this need of today’s businesses by lowering capital requirement, reducing time-to-market, and facilitating lower requirement of holding an inventory, thereby increasing the efficiency of the business.

Also, the self-transformation ability of 4D printed objects allows after-use-disposition of the object easier as it reacts to external stimuli, thus helping to maintain a sustainable environment in today’s situation of limited resources.

Published by MarketsandMarkets.

The total market is expected to reach $537.8 Million by 2025.

3D Printing Material: Metals

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3D Printing Material: Metals


3D printing using plastic has limited scope due to the fragile nature of plastic.  Any serious manufacturing is not possible without using metal.  3D printing using metal or Metal Additive Manufacturing has seen significant growth recently. Metals are 3D printed by melting metal powder using a laser beam to fuse it into a solid part.  Metals used for 3D printing include stainless steel, aluminum, bronze, copper, silver, gold, alloys of titanium, cobalt, titanium, nickel, among others.

3D printing of metals is used in several industries including aerospace, automobile industry, jewelry, medical, among others.  Medical industry, for example, dental and orthopedics benefits with the ability to customize parts for specific individuals.  The quality of the 3D printed metal objects is comparable to objects made by conventional manufacturing processes.  Manufacturing based on 3D printing results in very little waste compared to conventional manufacturing.  Therefore Metal Additive Manufacturing continues to grow and become a significant part of manufacture.

The Best companies in 3D printing World

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Stratasys started in 1991.

Stratasys, has a presence in Alaska,North America,California, Washington State,Europe, Australia.

Their  products are used in the aerospace, defense, automotive, medical, business and industrial equipment, education, architecture, and consumer-products markets.