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.