Why is 2016 the year for 3D printing in the medical sector?

p14 and 16 heart 3D Printing Medical_1Additive manufacturing is defined as the process of joining materials to make objects from 3D model data, usually layer upon layer.This differs from traditional subtractive manufacturing methodologies, where a design is shaped by removing material from a solid or hollow mass. Its rise is often considered synonymous with industrial manufacturing and to have been boosted by enhancement in digital technologies.

Last year in particular, the capabilities of additive manufacturing began to be explored in the medical sector in greater detail than ever before, building on years of development in this area. Indeed, thanks to the renewed time and investment placed in the technology in recent times, it is now the source of some of the most cutting-edge and innovative developments within healthcare.


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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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