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At this stage, the application and development of 3D printing in the medical field is already in the air, and the market prospects are promising.
According to SmartTech’s forecast, the global medical 3D printing market will reach 8.9 billion U.S. dollars in 2022, and will maintain a compound growth rate of more than 16% in the next 10 years. In addition to the fields of dentistry and orthopedics that have been maturely applied at this stage, 3D printing is also full of expectations in the fields of personalized and precise medical devices and organ reconstruction.
Manufacturing medical devices is the same as other products. In the research and development stage of new products, prototypes need to be manufactured for design verification.
The potential of metal 3D printing technology in the field of medical devices has surpassed prototypes to undertake the manufacturing tasks of complex surgical instruments. For example, in the knee joint anterior cruciate ligament injury repair operation, the doctor first removes the remaining anterior cruciate ligament, and then accurately replaces the graft ligament. To ensure the accuracy and minimal invasiveness of the operation, doctors need to resort to a sophisticated and special surgical tool. The nickel-chromium-iron alloy used for manufacturing this tool is a difficult-to-process material, and it is very difficult to manufacture the surgical tool using traditional machining methods, and it takes a long time and high cost. In this case, the use of metal 3D printing technology for manufacturing is more suitable.