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Olawale Daniel is a business builder and psychologist, a network marketing professional, a world-class motivational speaker, a successful internet entrepreneur and a digital media strategist interested in all things mobile and digital — start-ups, media, branding. He started TechAtLast back in 2010 as a platform to quench his thirst for latest technologies. As a motivational speaker and author, Olawale has published several motivational and personal development books and he's currently working on "SUCCESS AHEAD - Don't Quit" which is billed to hit the stand by Q4 of the year. He writes regularly on his personal website on motivation and personal lifestyle and tips for network marketing success, OlawaleDaniel.com. His latest book on How to Sponsor More People in Your Network Marketing Business is still one of the best sellers in its category. He's presently working as a Health and Wellness consultant at BURN SLIM TRIM Inc., a firm that helps people regain their perfect lifestyle through state-of-the-art recent discoveries way back from nature. He's also the brain behind FOBCourse, a business university for startup entrepreneurs in Africa.

Lately, the process of 3D printing has been receiving considerable media attention. This innovative manufacturing technique permits the remote construction of products via specialized computer printing terminals. A programmable printing head working in conjunction with software deposits material in successive layers in order to construct desired shapes on demand.

Some recent developments in 3D printing hold great promise for improving the daily lives of patients. Medical practitioners and computer engineers have already devised a dazzling array of new applications for this technology. With the advent of more sophisticated 3D printers, many allied health care industry fields will be transformed in the near future. This article will discuss several areas in which this innovation has already begun to shape the future of the health care industry.

How 3D Printing Is Influencing Health Care Industry?

3D print technology and health care industry
The world of industries is already witnessing a significant switch from the old and traditional way of object presentation through the use of 3D printing technology. The health care industry is one such that has widely benefited from this ground-breaking technology.

Medical Modeling and Prosthetics

One of the most promising fields for the application of 3D medical printing relates to the visualization of the human body. Today, surgeons can benefit from the ability to obtain highly detailed, accurate information about a patient’s anatomy in advance of performing surgery. Potentially, a new technology of “bioprinting” would permit a surgeon to create a realistic “model” in three dimensions of some tumors and congenital defects in order to evaluate possible surgical approaches.

More immediately, this innovative health care industry field enables the construction and testing of highly effective prosthetic devices molded to fit the precisely measured contours of a patient’s body. During previous decades, technicians struggled to match man-made limbs to best meet individual needs. Now, 3D printing offers a wonderful opportunity to speed up this fitting process. This tool helps patients and prosthetic manufacturers obtain customized devices more rapidly, while at the same time significantly reducing production costs. In addition, realistic cosmetic soft-tissue prostheses in the near future may significantly enhance the quality of life for numerous patients.

Hearing Aids

Audiologists and hearing aid manufacturers have also begun embracing the benefits of 3D printing. Today, a surprising number of hearing aids reach consumers through this process. By using a sophisticated process to digitally scan the ear, for instance, audiologists can now provide customized hearing aid products very rapidly.

This technology has enabled manufacturers to individualize hearing aids, while also significantly shrinking the size of some devices. For instance, Triton Hearing in New Zealand will soon unveil its Titanium brand, marketed as one of the world’s most diminutive (and least visible) hearing aid.

3D Printing and Health care industry

Applications in Dentistry

The technology of 3D printing has also started to change the highly competitive dental industry. While CNC machines may still provide better surface quality, 3D printing technology is much easier to use and enables rapid creation of dental prototypes. By carefully imaging the alignment and measurement of teeth, orthodontists now have the ability to craft customized implants much faster. Assessing malocclusions and evaluating corrective treatments during pre-surgical planning may occur more rapidly due to this prototyping technology.

The race to design and market advanced 3D printers in the dental services marketplace testifies to its bright future for this field. For instance, 3D Systems, which maintains a healthcare facility in Colorado, has continued to improve upon its line of popular dental three-dimensional printers. Other firms have also begun competing aggressively in dental marketplaces. Every generation of 3D dental printers offers refinements that increase the speed of model production. Dental manufacturing procedures now occur rapidly, with enhanced accuracy and, often, significantly reduced costs.

A Bright Future

In the next decade, the technology of 3D printing promises to change daily lives for millions of people. It will almost certainly revolutionize patient care, likely in ways we can’t even envision yet.

Already, this technology is making important contributions in health care industry fields such as surgical and anatomical modeling, and the manufacturing of medical, audiological and dental prostheses. By providing clinicians with the ability to tailor products more effectively to meet the unique needs of individual patients, this groundbreaking technology will certainly help create a more humane world.

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9 COMMENTS

  1. really 3D Shaping is amazing and this article proved it right. 3D shaping is our future and we should embrace this.
    Thanks Olawale Daniel to sharing this article.

  2. hi,

    nice article for printing section we can print in 3D format it can help you cause you you can check any print in 3 Dimension as well as it is so helpful for us to analysis any part . I have no doubt in 3D printing format . nice article for us and informative .

    Thanks for this ,

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