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Metal 3D Printing & Additive Manufacturing

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, 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, 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

3D Printing is Driving Innovation in Medical Devices

Posted by 3DEO on Apr 17, 2018 10:00:00 AM

Metal 3D printing continues to play a key role in driving innovation within the MedTech industry. The process has three primary advantages over traditional manufacturing techniques:

  1. Mass Customization
  2. Lower Cost in Low Volumes
  3. Design Flexibility and Freedom
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Topics: medical device, mass customization, healthcare, surgical instruments

Overcoming the Top Metal 3D Printing Challenges

Posted by 3DEO on Dec 19, 2017 10:00:00 AM

As technology improves and processes are refined, metal 3D printing has grown increasingly popular and accessible. But even as price points for 3D printers come down and new applications for additive manufacturing are discovered, challenges remain that prevent many companies from utilizing this innovative technology to its full potential.

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Topics: Design for 3D Printing, medical device, healthcare, surgical instruments, dental

3D Printing in the Operating Room: How Metal Additive Manufacturing is Transforming Surgery

Posted by 3DEO on Dec 1, 2017 11:00:00 AM

3D printing is being utilized in a variety of industries due to its high-quality customization capabilities and on-demand manufacturing, among other key benefits. Out in front among the sectors taking full advantage of additive manufacturing technology is the healthcare industry.

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Topics: Design for 3D Printing, medical device, healthcare, surgical instruments, dental