JawsTec expands in 3D printing in the healthcare sector
JawsTec uses its expertise in 3D printing to print medical devices and parts. The ability to customize and create prints quickly makes 3D printing advantageous in this industry.
With the benefits of 3D printing aligning extremely well with the needs of the healthcare industry, the JawsTec team is excited to continue using their 3D printing service to deliver solutions to healthcare workers. JawsTec has mainly printed orthotics and knee pads for its customers, but is ready to expand into other areas of healthcare. They explain below how 3D printing is currently being used in healthcare and how their services could prove beneficial in this industry.
Uses of 3D printing in healthcare
– Prostheses, implants and orthodontic appliances – One of the main uses of 3D printing in healthcare is the creation of prostheses, implants and orthodontic appliances for patients. Since these items need to be highly personalized based on an individual’s anatomy, the creation process can be very long and expensive with traditional methods such as plaster casting. With 3D printing, these parts can be produced in a day at a fraction of the cost, making it easy to make minor adjustments. 3D scanners and X-rays make it possible to create these 3D designs quickly and accurately. Prostheses, implants and orthopedic devices, all subject to significant wear during daily activities and in direct contact with the skin, must be made of solid and biocompatible materials. JawsTec will generally use nylon-based materials to meet these requirements.
– Anatomical models – Radiology teams and surgeons often create 3D models of abnormalities, tumors, fractures and other complex conditions from their patient scans to visualize and plan an operation. These models can also be used to communicate with their patient about their condition and what a surgery would involve. The ability of 3D printers to print complex shapes and geometries in a timely manner makes 3D printing best suited for this task, especially since time is often of the essence in the healthcare world.
– Medical devices and instruments – The possibility of printing with sterilizable and biocompatible materials has accelerated the development of medical devices. With a quick turnaround time, prototypes can be tested faster and put into production at a greatly reduced cost. Likewise, surgical instruments can be customized for the current procedure taking into account the specific anatomy of the patients, allowing for better accuracy and better results.
3D printing in healthcare is evolving rapidly with many other uses and developments that were not covered. JawsTec is delighted to expand its offerings in the healthcare sector. Not only are they capable of producing highly personalized prints for individual patients and procedures, but they can also benefit hospitals as a whole with on-demand manufacturing. JawsTec offers a free 3D printing quote for individuals and hospitals in need of medical devices and printed parts.
Company Name: JawsTec LLC
Contact: Amy kress
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Country: United States