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3D Printing in Healthcare


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1 Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Prairie View A&M University, Prairie View, TX, United States
2 College of Engineering, Prairie View A&M University, Prairie View, TX, United States
 

3D printing is the means of producing three dimensional solid objects from a digital model. It has been regarded as one of the pillars of the third industrial revolution. No industry has embraced the 3DP technology more enthusiastically than healthcare, especially surgery. With healthcare industry under political and economic pressure to perform, 3D printing allows manufacturers to cost effectively produce customised medical devices. 3DP has the potential to change healthcare by making care affordable, accessible, and personalized. This paper provides a brief introduction on how 3DP is used in healthcare industry.

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Healthcare, 3D Printing, 4D Printing, Additive Manufacturing, Rapid Prototyping, Modeling.
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Authors

Matthew N. O. Sadiku
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Prairie View A&M University, Prairie View, TX, United States
Justin Foreman
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Prairie View A&M University, Prairie View, TX, United States
Sarhan M. Musa
College of Engineering, Prairie View A&M University, Prairie View, TX, United States

Abstract


3D printing is the means of producing three dimensional solid objects from a digital model. It has been regarded as one of the pillars of the third industrial revolution. No industry has embraced the 3DP technology more enthusiastically than healthcare, especially surgery. With healthcare industry under political and economic pressure to perform, 3D printing allows manufacturers to cost effectively produce customised medical devices. 3DP has the potential to change healthcare by making care affordable, accessible, and personalized. This paper provides a brief introduction on how 3DP is used in healthcare industry.

Keywords


Healthcare, 3D Printing, 4D Printing, Additive Manufacturing, Rapid Prototyping, Modeling.

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