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Armed with 3-D Printers, Amateurs Challenge the Medtech Paradigm

Discussion in 'Genetic | BioTech | BioMedical' started by A.V.Ramani, Aug 26, 2014.

  1. A.V.Ramani

    A.V.Ramani Guru

    Engineering Discipline:
    Biomedical
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    The phenomenon of 3-D printing is allowing medical device makers to do amazing things, as showcased by the recent FDA approval of the first 3-D printed facial implant. But this technology is also putting the tools of the trade in the hands of amateurs who are forgoing expensive, commercially produced medical devices in favor of their own 3-D printed inventions.
    Here’s a look at five amateurs who are using 3-D printers to give medical device professionals a run for their money.
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    http://www.mddionline.com/article/amateur-3-d-printers-08-22-2014?cid=nl.mddi01.20140826
     
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