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Metal 3D Printing & Additive Manufacturing

3DEO in the News: Someday My Prints Will Come: Additive Manufacturing Insights

Posted by 3DEO on Mar 23, 2020 10:01:42 AM

The industry is finally becoming comfortable with the fundamental differences of metal AM, especially processes like DMLS. Everyone using metal 3D printing in orthopedic manufacturing pretty much uses DMLS. Because that process has been around for 30 years, a great deal of research has gone into establishing and proving process and part quality. A decade ago it was more like the wild west; there was no official voice in the FDA weighing in. Back then the mindset was basically “Who wants to be the first victim to have metal 3D printed hip implanted?”

Now the opinion of “I don’t want anything except a metal 3D printed hip implanted, it’s completely customized to my body” is beginning to prevail. That shift has been happening over the last decade. Designers see metal AM as another tool in the toolkit. They’re happy to design for it and the trepidation about using metal 3D printing has mostly faded. 

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Topics: Metal 3D Printing, News, Industry Trends, Medical Device, Metal Additive Manufacturing, Surgical Instruments

3DEO Press Release: 3DEO President Matt Sand to speak at MD&M West

Posted by 3DEO on Feb 26, 2020 10:18:23 AM

Gina DiMassa, Brand Orbit Marketing Communications, (626) 791-7954   ginadc@brandorbit.com

For technical questions, call Matt Sand (424) 732-9596

3DEO President Matt Sand to speak at MD&M West on metal 3D printing

Los Angeles, CA: February 7, 2020. With the explosive growth of medical device manufacturing, greater numbers of industry leaders are engaging more with additive manufacturing as a solution to gain speed to market and lower costs. 3DEO President Matt Sand has been invited to discuss how manufacturers can leverage metal 3D printing to bring products to market faster and for less at MD&M West – the world’s largest medical design & manufacturing event next week, February 11-13, 2020 in Anaheim, California. 

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Topics: Conferences, Design for 3D Printing, Metal 3D Printing, News, Industry Trends, Medical Device, Metal Additive Manufacturing, Healthcare, Surgical Instruments, Dental, Metal AM Processes, metalam, 3DEO's Specialities, press release

Webinar: Metal 3D Printing in MedTech: Case Studies, Success Stories, and Getting to Production

Posted by 3DEO on Aug 6, 2019 3:41:36 PM

Watch Matt’s webinar here: Metal 3D Printing in MedTech

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Topics: Metal 3D Printing, Medical Device, Webinar

3DEO in the News: 3D Printing in the Medical Technology Industry: An Economic Case

Posted by 3DEO on May 30, 2019 2:42:01 PM

3D printing has left behind its days as an obscure, fledgling technology of dubious real-world value. In nearly all corners of the modern manufacturing environment, additive manufacturing (AM) is now recognized as a powerful manufacturing technology, particularly when it comes to complex designs and streamlining the supply chain. Still, the perception lingers that 3D printing is impractical for most companies, at least from a cost perspective.

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Topics: News, Medical Device

3DEO in the News: Metal 3D Printing

Posted by 3DEO on Mar 20, 2019 8:48:00 AM

Of all the promising technology breakthroughs – blockchain, artificial intelligence (AI), augmented/virtual reality (AR/VR) – none are closer to bringing real change to the way we live and work than additive manufacturing (AM).

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Topics: Metal 3D Printing, News, Medical Device

3DEO in the News: 3D Printing: This Time the Hype Is (Mostly) Real

Posted by 3DEO on Mar 4, 2019 8:41:00 AM

Back in 2012, there were a lot of inflated expectations regarding the role that metal 3D printing would soon play in medical device manufacturing. Matt Sand is a product of that hype cycle because it was around that time that he, as an entrepreneur, started getting excited about the possibilities of 3D printing. Today, Sand is a co-founder and president of 3DEO.

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Topics: Metal 3D Printing, News, Medical Device, Metal Additive Manufacturing

3DEO In The News: Manufacturing 101: What is Metal 3-D Printing?

Posted by 3DEO on Feb 1, 2019 10:29:56 AM

The pace of technological growth and change is higher today than perhaps at any other point in human history. Blockchain, artificial intelligence, augmented/virtual reality—the list of potentially revolutionary breakthroughs now at our fingertips is long and growing. Of all the promising nascent technologies out there, however, none is closer to bringing real change to the way we live and work than additive manufacturing.

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Topics: Metal 3D Printing, News, Medical Device

3D Printing in the Medical Technology Industry: An Economic Case

Posted by 3DEO on Jan 30, 2019 1:31:09 PM

A close look at the variables that determine final part cost reveals that additive manufacturing can be an efficient solution for many medtech applications—but only if approached correctly.

3D printing has left behind its days as an obscure, fledgling technology of dubious real-world value. In nearly all corners of the modern manufacturing environment, additive manufacturing (AM) is now recognized as a powerful manufacturing technology, particularly when it comes to complex designs and streamlining the supply chain. Still, the perception lingers that 3D printing is impractical for most companies, at least from a cost perspective.

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Topics: Metal 3D Printing, Medical Device, Metal Additive Manufacturing

3DEO in the News: 5 Steps to Move 3D Printing Processes from Prototyping to Production

Posted by 3DEO on Oct 25, 2018 11:00:00 AM

Advances in 3D printing could make medtech mass customization a reality. Matt Sand, president of 3DEO, will discuss the role of 3D printing in medtech in the MD&M Minneapolis session, “3D Printing: The Journey from Prototyping to Production to Metal 3DP.” His October 31 talk will include five tips for moving from prototyping to production.

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Topics: Metal 3D Printing, News, Medical Device, Prototype to Production

What you need to know about the FDA’s guidelines for 3D-printed medical devices

Posted by 3DEO on May 23, 2018 12:12:58 PM

No matter how you slice it, the spike in industry-wide 3D printing revenues over the past 5 years has been impressive. A close look at that growth, however, reveals something interesting: it’s been disproportionately driven a small handful of vertical markets. Of these select markets, none has been as influential as MedTech. Metal-based additive manufacturing (AM), in particular, has proven to be perfectly suited to meet a number of needs in medical and dental device production.

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Topics: Manufacturing, Design for 3D Printing, Medical Device, Dental, Product Development