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3D Printing: A New Frontier in Healthcare

October 30, 2017 Uncategorized

Medtronic scientists and engineers ‘look beyond the apparent’ in pursuit of groundbreaking achievements.

3D printing isn’t really printing at all. The less-familiar term is additive manufacturing – building an object one very thin layer at a time – on a precision machine similar in size and shape to a printer.

Whatever you call it – 3D printing is opening a new frontier in healthcare.

“The rate of change of the technology is just mind boggling,” said Mark Bucheger, engineering director at Medtronic. “Each year the technology is improving to allow us to do more and more things.”

Posted by Heather Adams