3D Printing and Medical prosthetic – IRIS 3D Solutions
3D printing or also known as additive manufacturing, has been revolutionizing its aspects of medicine since the start of the century. It has had an impact on so many other industries, like, Architecture and building, automobile, electronics, fashion, textile etc., Perhaps this is not surprising, given that its key benefit is to enable the rapid and cost-efficient creation of products. There are few commercial products that need to suit a wider variety of shapes and sizes than medical devices made for human beings.
3D Printing in Medical sector
In Medical sector, 3D printing made a considerable progress and experts have already developed 3D-printed skin for burn victims, airway splints for infants, facial reconstruction parts, orthopaedic implants and somany. The fast-developing technology has already distributed more than 100m customised hearing-aid shells and ear moulds, while it is daily producing thousands of dental crowns and bridges from digital scans of teeth, replacing the traditional wax modeling methods used for centuries.
Jaw surgery and knee replacement operations are also routinely carried out using surgical guides printed on the machines. So it is no surprise that the 3D printing technology has begun to stir interest in the field of prosthetics.
Traditionally, a prosthetist would wrap a stump with plaster of Paris bandages to make a reverse mould and let it dry, then fill it with more plaster that must harden. From this, a socket can be forged that fits, with more modifications for precision, to the bone on the stump. Great care must be taken to avoid nerves and tender areas that are not tolerant of pressure. This is a cumbersome process and can take a week, especially with physical therapy for new patients that lasts three days. It can also be messy work, mixing up and moulding the plaster, while a prosthetist visiting a rural area must transport 20-kilo packs of plaster.
With a 3D scanner, a digital image can be made in half an hour and sent by email, so simple and easy as that !!
At IRIS 3D solutions, we have a state-of-the art facility for prosthetic 3D Printing for co-operate in small scale or in large scale with hospitals or medical sector institutes. We have designing professionals to assist you in every steps of designing and they will happy to assist you upto your satisfaction.
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