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How Plastics Can Boost 3D Printing of Medical Devices

Vishal Parekh & Prabhdeep Seth – May 19, 2017

3D Printing Plastics for Medical IndustryIn the recent years, 3D printing technology has gained phenomenal traction in the medical and healthcare industry. The medical industry is seeing mushrooming applications of 3D printing, such as, tissue and organ fabrication, personalized medicines etc.

Traditionally, research and development in the medical devices market has always been highly dependent upon the ever evolving stringent regulations. But, with 3D printing technology, one is able to rapidly provide customized medical products as per the patient’s anatomy despite strict regulations which was difficult to implement earlier.

Plastics are the most widely used feed material to produce medical devices using 3D printing and accounts for 72% share in 2016. 

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