In the different parts of the world, like in Australia for example, the way how 3D printing has changed things has been very evident. The way how people do things and achieve their desired results have greatly improved. It is also no wonder why the technology has become a constant in the different industries, even in the medical field.
Each year, 3-D printing technology offers so many promises in the field of healthcare. While the main goal of being able to print the whole complex organs needed for transplants is still in the way, the technology has become instrumental in helping save and improves the lives of many people, something that none of us have imagined to be possible.
3D Printing Laboratories in Hospitals
Now, so many hospitals around the world are starting to set up their own 3D printing laboratories within their own complexes so healthcare professionals would be able to integrate the process in their normal work. They are starting to print patient specific models before performing a surgery so they could look at the specific anatomy of the patient.
In Australia, 3D printing has been very instrumental in prosthetics. With the help of the technology, it can become possible to print patient specific prosthetics which means that they can produce them at a much lower price. The printers have given major impact to the developing countries. With this latest technology, the prosthetics have changed the lives of those who once had no confidence of receiving the benefits of these devices.
Customized Medical Implants
With this technology, there are now thousands of 3D-printed replacements for bony parts: hips, knees, ankles, skull, and parts of spine that are implanted each year. What is more amazing is the fact that the future has so much more promise with 3D printed patient specific parts.
Protective Aids and Devices
The technology has enabled rapid, high-quality, and affordable production of anything from hearing aids, to dental implants, to prescription eyeglasses and headgear that work better, fit better, and provides a better protection.
Biomaterials for Complex Organs and Organ Structures
Although some have traced the origin of tissue engineering to mid-1600s with the documentation of cells, it is usually considered to be a new field as a contemporary scientific discipline as it started ramping up towards the end of the century. Along with the expansion of the technology, the possibility of producing human organs out of the biomaterial has seemed to be more than a dream.
With all these promising things, we can’t help but to feel excited on the many more things that three-dimensional printing technology has to offer the world and how all of us can benefit from it to make our lives so much easier.