3D printed medical devices heat up
The production of customized medical devices is closely related to the actual clinical needs. After some lesions are removed, the wound surface has a special shape and size, and medical devices produced according to standard specifications cannot be matched with it. Due to the lack of customized medical devices, some special clinical treatment needs cannot be met. The application value of 3D printing in the field of medical device design and manufacturing has aroused widespread concern in the medical community. The following applications of 3D printed medical devices are particularly worthy of attention, let us understand together!
3D printed braces
The emergence of cutting-edge 3D printing technology has created more possibilities for those who need orthodontics to personalize their braces. In different stages of orthodontics, the braces required by the orthodontist are different. Using 3D printing to make multiple sets of braces required for correcting teeth not only helps the healthy development of teeth, but also reduces the cost of braces.
3D printed hearing aids
The ear canal hearing aid is a hearing aid that is convenient and comfortable to wear and widely used. 3D printed ear canal hearing aids are bringing new possibilities for hearing impaired people to listen to beautiful sounds. Combining innovative materials with 3D printing technology, the ear canal hearing aid housing is "thin as paper" and can achieve a thickness of 0.15-0.2mm. Compared with traditional hearing aids, 3D printed ear canal hearing aids are smaller in size, more concealed, comfortable and not easy to fall off, and can be worn "invisible" in the ear.
3D printed skeleton model
Using the 3D printed skeletal tumor model, the operator can more clearly and intuitively observe the local anatomy of the tumor, the scope and boundary of the tumor, and the adjacent relationship with the local nerve plexus and vascular bundles, and the three-dimensional association with adjacent internal organs, etc. . Secondly, on the 3D printed bone model, surgical simulation can be performed to repeatedly demonstrate and confirm the best surgical plan.
3D printing assisted surgery guide
3D printing technology can scan the fracture site image before surgery, reconstruct the fracture bone in the computer, and then print the bone model of the fracture, so as to carry out simulated surgery and choose the best surgical plan. Through 3D printing, an individualized and precise guide mold can be produced. The mold can guide surgical instruments to perform operations at predetermined points and angles to avoid damage to surrounding important blood vessels and nerves.
3D printed wrist rehabilitation brace
3D printed wrist rehabilitation braces help patients who need orthopedic repair, arm muscle atrophy and rehabilitation, and hand rehabilitation exercises. Compared with ordinary wrist rehabilitation brace products, 3D printed wrist rehabilitation braces are tailor-made, lightweight and convenient, integrate diagnosis and treatment and rehabilitation functions, and have high customization, beauty, flexibility and comfort. Some 3D printed wrist rehabilitation braces that appear on the market are lighter and more comfortable to wear than traditional gypsum, and have little effect on daily life. You can also wear a bath.
to sum up:
The fields involved in 3D printing technology already include food, medical, construction, education and other fields. Whether it is the manufacture of tools, or the protection of ancient cultural relics, the spread of culture, 3D printing has very important value. 3D printing is making efforts for the continuation of civilization and social progress in its own way.
According to market research institutions, the global 3D printing medical device market will reach US $ 8.9 billion by 2022. From 2015 to 2020, the global 3D printing medical device market will grow at a compound annual growth rate of 25.3%, and will reach 7.33 billion US dollars by 2020. Such a huge market space has also attracted many investors to enter the market. The launch of high-quality 3D printed medical devices will also bring rich market benefits and valuable development opportunities for related companies.
After the night, the dawn of the dawn will always make people feel a sense of joy and excitement. Perhaps what people are seeing now is just the “little glimmer” of 3D printing. When the 3D printing technology is fully mature, the light it emits will illuminate more dark corners, so that people in need can feel more warmth and hope.