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3D printing in medical devices is growing exponentially part 2: implants

3D-printed-cranial-implant-approved-by-EU-Image-Courtesy-of-OPM-624x498In my previous post, I considered the applications of technology for external medical devices. Since then, the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) in the US has published draft guidelines for Technical Considerations for Additive Manufactured Devices. The main thrust of these guidelines currently is not definitive, but rather provides direction both for medical device manufacturers and for FDA staff. Importantly, it does serve to illustrate the growth and acceptance of this application of 3D printing.

By Rachel Park | GrabCAD

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