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Drive innovation in medical device manufacturing with 3D printing

In the medical industry, forward-thinking companies are leveraging 3D printing to pioneer a new era of medical devices. Additive manufacturing allows for scalable production down to single-part lots, making it ideal for customized components. Traditional methods like injection molding, tailored for large lots, incur high upfront costs, whereas 3D printing maintains a linear cost structure, favoring smaller lots. This uniqueness positions additive manufacturing as the ideal solution for crafting personalized medical devices such as patient-specific prosthetics, dental aligners and custom implants.

Read the white paper to learn more about additive manufacturing and how it is revolutionizing the medical device industry.

Medical equipment manufacturers are producing customized components

Siemens Digital Industries Software collaborates with companies like Unlimited Tomorrow and LimaCorporate, utilizing cutting-edge software for 3D printing of personalized medical devices. Unlimited Tomorrow crafts bespoke prosthetics with Siemens' design software, improving comfort and satisfaction. In surgery, additive manufacturing enables custom cutting guides, reducing invasiveness and enhancing recovery. Digital materials, exemplified by LimaCorporate's Trabecular Titanium, offer cementless implants with long-term durability.

Explore the white paper to learn how these two medical companies leverage additive manufacturing to gain a competitive advantage.

How additive manufacturing is transforming surgery

Additive manufacturing is reshaping surgery, particularly in orthopedics. Common surgeries like hip, shoulder and knee replacements benefit from personalized prosthetics and custom surgical guides. Traditionally, surgeons relied on standard guides, adjusting mid-operation. With additive manufacturing, surgeons use patient scan data to position cutting guides precisely, creating optimal cuts based on the patient's bone structure. This customization ensures exact cuts, reducing invasiveness and speeding up patient recovery.

From personalized prosthetics to cementless implants, learn more about additive manufacturing in our white paper and how it is revolutionizing the design and production of medical devices.