Tuesday, 15 December 2015

Demand of 3D Printers in Healthcare Sector

A word 3D is not new to anyone in the 21stcentury. An ability to create visual or object by taking into account three dimensions viz. depth, width, and height is relatively dated technology but still continues to mesmerize us in every manner; be it 3D movie or 3D object. Today, the printing technology doesn’t want to be too slow on the verge of technological advancement by relying on conventional methods and hence it has undergone drastic transformation as a result of which we have got 3D printers to serve us at single print command. 3D printers usually utilize bio-degradable plastic which is available in different forms such as powder, filament, granules, resin etc. and generatessuccessive layers to print any object.The 3D printers in medical field have brought huge transformation.

Following case study will help you to understand the potential of 3D printing technology:

Kaiba Gionfriddo was born as a premature baby in the year of 2011 and developed severe lung problem but after being treated by the team of doctors, he was given a discharge to lead a normal life. But in the latter stage he was diagnosed with the “Tracheobronchomalacia” means his windpipe became extremely weak and he just couldn’t breathe and eventually the case became so critical that he was about to lose heart beat; as a last resort to save Kaiba’s life, a bioresorbable was printed with the help of 3D printer. Because of which an infant could successfully breathe. The pioneering case study of 3D printing technology with respect to medical science will always be a point of reference in the global medical fraternity.

The 3Dprinters in health care industry also proved to be equally effective. It may be difficult to believe but 3D printing technology has been successful at producing very economical prosthetic body parts. Thus, the significance of the technology in relation to healthcare and medical field is truly enormous; perhaps it has already widened the scope and will continue to offer more avenues in the near future. It has been predicted that 3D printing technology will do well in the surgical practice apparently.

Nowadays, India is being portrayed as primary business opportunity for many investors, so while welcoming various technologies on different fronts why would India neglect the importance of 3D printers and will not allow them to show their charisma? 3D printers in India can never be confined to one particular industry. It possesses the caliber to enhance the efficacy and efficiency in terms of production and construction. It will help to build state of the art ‘simulators and prototype’. Thus, to compartmentalize the technology by associating its usability to any industry seems to be veryunfair. Experts are of the opinion that the technology will have to be made functional for healthcare industry as well as medical industry at the earliest because these industries are growing at unprecedented speed in India. Strategic survey suggests that global 3D printing technology will reach to 16.2 billion US dollars until 2018.


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