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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

Metal 3D-Printed Surgical Instruments: Predictions for the Future

Posted by 3DEO on Jan 31, 2019 8:46:00 AM

Few categories of manufactured goods are as well-suited to 3D printing’s strength as surgical devices. The coming years will prove that clearly.

The swift and continuous improvement of 3D printing systems over the past few years has brought the technology into the mainstream like never before. Technical improvements in printers themselves and growing public awareness have fed off one another to facilitate rising adoption rates across all sectors. As more industries recognize the potential of additive manufacturing to redefine their processes, 3D printing’s share of the total manufacturing market should continue to swell. Still—and this applies particularly to metal AM—the technique is a better fit for some applications than others.

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Topics: Metal 3D Printing, Surgical Instruments

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

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, Healthcare, Surgical Instruments