Introduction of 3D Graphy in Dental & Medical Sector

Medical Three-dimensional (3D) printing has a variety of uses and is becoming an integral part of dentistry, oral surgery and dental lab workflows. 3D printing in dentistry is the natural progression from computer-aided design (CAD) and computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) technology which has been used for years by dental labs to create crowns, veneers, bridges and implants. Now, 3D printing is taking its place with 3D printing solutions for dental, orthodontic, and maxillofacial applications. Several 3D printer manufacturers, offer specialized materials and printers as part of their dental 3D printing solutions.

Medical applications for 3D printing are expanding rapidly day after day and start to be included in different branches of medicine.

Medical uses for 3D printing, including: tissue and organ fabrication; creation of customized prosthetics implants, and anatomical models; and pharmaceutical research regarding drug dosage forms, delivery, and discovery. The application of 3D printing in medicine can provide many benefits, including: the customization and personalization of medical products, drugs, and equipment; cost-effectiveness; increased productivity; the democratization of design and manufacturing; and enhanced collaboration.

The highest benefit that 3D printers offer in medical applications is the freedom to produce custom-made medical products and equipments. For example, the use of 3D printing to customize prosthetics and implants can provide great value for both patients and physicians. In addition, Custom-made implants, fixtures, and surgical tools can have a positive impact in terms of the time required for surgery, patient recovery time, and the success of the surgery or implant. 3D printing has been applied in medicine since the early 2000s, when the technology was first used to make dental implants and custom prosthetics.

Since then, the medical applications for 3D printing have evolved considerably. Recently published reviews describe the use of 3D printing to produce bones, ears, exoskeletons, windpipes, a jaw bone, eyeglasses, cell cultures, stems, blood vessels, vascular networks, tissues, and organs, as well as novel dosage forms and drug delivery devices. The current medical uses of 3D printing can be organized into several broad categories: tissue and organ fabrication; creating prosthetics, implants, anatomical models; pharmaceutical research concerning drug discovery, delivery, and dosage forms.

Trinity Media & Marketing Solutions a company promoting the technology in India for last 5 years and having understood the need to educate dental and medical fraternity to benefit from the technology has introduced a platform called 3D GRAPHY.

What is 3D Printing ?

3D Printing is also called Additive manufacturing, Rapid Prototyping and DIGITAL MANUFACTURING. How does this operate? In 3D printing, the first step is to make a virtual design of the desired object, and subsequently the virtual design is made in a CAD file by using a 3D scanner or by using a 3D modeling program with a software. The next step is to get the 3D file to print it; the 3D modeling software in the 3D printer will "slice" the design into numerous layers, and uses the material to create the object layer by layer. It is a process of making 3D objects using plastic, metal, ceramic, wood, gold powder and composite materials, usually layer upon layer, to build physical models, prototypes, patterns, tooling components, and production parts. There is a great deal of R & D going into the various materials to ensure it can be used for various requirements. And for medical sector the materials need to be biocompatible and the measure is taken for any C2 implants it is approved by FDA. It is estimated that the global 3D printer and the service market will grow at a CAGR of 38.5% during the period 2018-2022.

Industries & Sectors benefiting from the technology are Aerospace, Medical – Dental, Maxillofacial, Craniofacial, Cosmetic Surgery, Medical equipment’s, Orthopedics and Bio-printing (printing body parts, organs and tissue), Automobile, Engineering, Tools, Architecture, Construction, Jewelry, Fashion, Design, Food, Art, Entertainment and education.

And to create the awareness as a media company we at Trinity Media & Marketing Solutions have taken a conscious effort to educate and disseminate the technology to each sector and all through various platforms to promote it.

What is 3D Graphy ?

3D GRAPHY is a platform created by Trinity Media & Marketing solutions for training, education & providing Medical Service. And 3D GRAPHY LAB is a set up instituted for Medical Hospitals, Dental Hospitals, Medical Colleges, Dental Colleges, Pharma Colleges, Government & Private medical institutions, Medical Professionals and students offering a one-stop solutions in Imaging, Designing, Scanning, 3D printing, Training & Services. The set up will benefit the Dental, Maxillofacial, Craniofacial, Orthopedic, Plastic Surgery, Prosthesis, Bioprinting, research, medical devices and other clinical requirements across specialisations.

The lab is an institutional body providing an end-to- end solution with 3D printing for medical prototypes. The platform is benefiting students, medical professionals who are doctors and entrepreneurs with hands-on training and study. For professionals like doctors and surgeons it will help for diagnosis. Pre-operative planning before the actual surgery for a successful procedure. It is also used by prosthodontist for proper planning, Orthodontist for a new procedure called clear aligners and for implantologist to print surgical guides. Also apart from prototyping in dental, maxillofacial, orthopedics now actual implants can also be 3D printed in metal like cobaltcrome , stainless steel, titanium with biocompatible materials which are approved by FDA.