3D printing is revolutionizing biomedical, O&P fields

06/10/2013 | PhysOrg.com

Advances in fabrication technology and biocompatible materials will greatly expand 3D printing applications to a host of biomedical fields, creating replacement organs, including artificial skin for wound healing, and customized prosthetic and orthotic devices, according to Constantinos Mavroidis of Northeastern University's Biomedical Mechatronics Laboratory. "Using 3D laser scanning, CAD software, and 3D printing, the orthotist is turning from a craftsman into a digital designer," he said.

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