A Look at Metal 3D Printing and the Medical Implants Industry

canstockphoto24182648The medical applications of additive layer manufacturing (ALM) are continuously increasing. “Digital Healthcare” makes breakthrough achievements and “3D scan-to-parts” will sooner or later become a routine. Relying on medical scanning & imaging technologies (CT, MRI, and ultrasound), this new approach to healthcare offers more affordable and effective solutions, which are already on the way to alter existing supply chains.

All medical sectors that have already adopted these 3D printed components benefit from a leaner supply chain. ALM doesn’t require multi-steps production operations or any additional tooling and minimizes the need for inventory. This leads to reduced costs and lead times, especially for small volumes and complex parts as in orthopedics.

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A growth-driven and strategic executive, Peter Coffaro commands more than 20 years of progressive management success within the medical device industry. As a District Sales Manager for Stryker Orthopaedics, Peter was responsible for managing and directing a regional sales force to achieve sales and profit goals within the Rocky Mountain region. Previously, he was the Director of Sales & Marketing for Amp Orthopedics. In this role, Peter was responsible for planning, developing, and leading all sales and marketing initiatives. Peter is a former orthopedic distributor in the Pacific Northwest. He has also worked with DePuy Orthopaedics as well as Zimmer, and held positions in sales, sales training, and sales management. Peter has an extensive background in organizational development, business development, sales management, negotiating and P&L management. Peter holds a B.S. degree in Biology from Northern Illinois University.

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