Medical 3D Printing
Revolution Brought About In Medical Industry by 3D Printing
3D printing has brought about many changes in different fields and among them medical and healthcare industry too is included. Rather it can be said that that the medical industry has actually revolutionized with the introduction of 3D printing services. With the help of it many treatments that were complex in nature and were old fashioned too is made easy. It is considered to be a promising alternative that will help in treating ailments which will take along process and are cumbersome in the traditional way of treatment.
Different types of treatments with 3D printing
There are different field where 3D printing is showing its magic. Researchers at different universities or institutions are working at different projects that promise to deliver services which will revolutionize the medical industry. Such examples are mentioned here
Researchers at Harvard University are successfully working at creating bio printing blood vessels with the help of which it will be possible to create 3D printed vessels that will function as blood vessels.
Scientists at China are working on creating medical models that will help medical students to learn about different organs in a specific way. Apart from that they are also expecting that with the help of these medical models physicians can make anti-cancer treatment. They will study these 3D printed organ parts to understand what is happening so that they can proceed further with 3D printed organs for treating cancer.
Apart from that other treatments that is possible with 3D printing is heart valve, making bone, preparing synthetic skin and many others. One of the most developed area in this field is Prosthetics. Let’s find out how it has revolutionized with the help of 3D printing.
Prosthetics becomes functional and affordable with 3d printing
There are thousands of such instances where you can hear that someone has lost their limb during any accident or for any deadly disease. For someone who has lost their limbs a ray of hope was from treating with prosthetics, however for that high cost of this treatment it had been a dream for most. They simply could not afford the high ranged treatment that range between $5000 to $50000 depending upon the manufacturing process or the customization that is required for specific patients.
After 3D printing has successfully been able to make a prosthetics for someone the cost has dropped dramatically! It just not cost much cheaper than the one that were used till date, but manufacturing them can also be very fast compared to the traditional prosthetics.
Scientists and researchers are already working on it so that they make more improvements so that these 3D printed parts can actually perform like natural movement. For this they are working with sensors and circuitry so that they may follow the predictive movement and make things look natural and let the patent feel like they are not using anything external.
It is true that with the help of printing prosthetics with 3D printing it is now more affordable for many. Those who could not dream of this treatment are now getting treated.