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Metal 3D Printing & Additive Manufacturing

FDA & Metal 3D Printing for Medical Devices: Where Compliance Meets Innovation

Posted by 3DEO on Nov 22, 2017 10:30:00 AM

The U.S. medical device industry is considered by many to be one of the country’s most innovative business sectors. Not surprisingly, due to the nature of medical devices and the critical issues they address, it is also one of the most highly regulated.

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Topics: medical device, mass customization, mass personalization, healthcare, surgical instruments

Personalization: 3D Printing’s Strategic Advantage in Medical Device Manufacturing

Posted by 3DEO on Nov 2, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Additive manufacturing (aka 3D printing) has a singular, strategic advantage in the medical device market: personalization.


The global market for 3D-printed medical devices is expected to explode to nearly $10 billion by 2025, which represents an eleven-fold increase from the estimated $840 million market in 2017.

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Topics: Metal 3D Printing, medical device, mass personalization

We’re All Ears: 3D-Printed Spock Ears and the Difference Between Mass Customization and Mass Personalization

Posted by 3DEO on Oct 31, 2017 6:28:47 AM

The terms ‘mass customization’ and ‘mass personalization’ are often used interchangeably, but there are important differences.


In honor of spooky Halloween, let’s talk about body parts.

More specifically, how we can use a common body part  –  the human ear  –  to highlight the differences between mass customization and mass personalization in manufacturing.

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Topics: mass customization, mass personalization, additive manufacturing