3dpbm publishes Medical AM Focus 2020 eBook

Introducing our second eBook edition

As February wraps up, we are pleased to announce the release of 3dpbm’s second eBook, which spotlights the Medical AM segment.  For the past month, we’ve focused on medical applications for additive manufacturing, exploring the diverse ways the technology is used to push patient care into the future.

Following our first eBook in the series, on how the automotive industry is using additive manufacturing for production, our second eBook edition delves further into the intersecting healthcare and AM industries, presenting a comprehensive analysis of medical AM applications, exclusive interviews with healthcare manufacturers reaping the benefits of AM and an overview of medical device and bioprinting companies that are pushing the boundaries of the segment.

As an important adopter of additive manufacturing, the medical market has evolved almost in tandem with the AM market in recent years. Today, though many potential applications are still on the horizon, 3D printing is having a tangible impact on the healthcare industry.

Polymer 3D printing is increasingly being used to produce patient-specific anatomical models for better communication, as well as surgical planning models for improved procedures. Additive manufacturing has also become well established as a medical implant production process, enabling medical device companies to exploit trabecular geometries for better implant integration.

In the future, AM will enable these companies to completely redesign implants, potentially leading to a new era in patient treatment. Also looking ahead, bioprinting technologies are providing the tools needed to create next-gen tissue regeneration and drug screening solutions. And that’s only the tip of the iceberg.

Our Medical AM eBook considers this broad landscape of AM applications in the medical segment and hones in on some of the most interesting topics currently influencing the field.

3dpbm’s eBook can be viewed by scrolling through the document above or downloaded for viewing on your favorite mobile device. In our effort to maintain an open discourse and open access to AM news, the publication is free to access. We at 3dpbm have been eagerly following the progress of medical AM for years, and we are pleased to put the industry in the spotlight in a new, reader-friendly way!

Interested in being featured in a future AM Focus 2020 eBook? Get in touch to discuss collaboration opportunities.


Tess Boissonneault

Tess Boissonneault moved from her home of Montreal, Canada to the Netherlands in 2014 to pursue a master’s degree in Media Studies at the University of Amsterdam. It was during her time in Amsterdam that she became acquainted with 3D printing technology and began writing for a local additive manufacturing news platform. Now based in France, Tess has over two and a half years experience writing, editing and publishing additive manufacturing content with a particular interest in women working within the industry. She is an avid follower of the ever-evolving AM industry.
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