The medical field is known for its stringent requirements when it comes to the manufacturing of parts and devices. Even though traditional means of manufacture have been the standard for years, additive manufacturing is quickly becoming part of the conversation.
Many medical equipment companies rely on additive manufacturing of parts for their devices. This can save a company thousands of dollars that can be reinvested into creating additional devices to save more lives.
Additive manufacturing doesn’t stop at the medical device level. Studies are being performed to see how medical implants and artificial organs can be created with this technology. In the future, surgeons may be able to put AM-created implants or organs inside the human body.