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Topic: Healthcare

5 Lessons for AM, part 3/3: 5 Guidelines for Resilient Supply Chains

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3D printing was able to support the covid response effort for critical, stop-gap production. But after less than one month, conventional manufacturing was already producing almost all of those parts, with the exception of parts that were generally better suited for AM. That illustrates that 3D printing has a critical, but limited role in the supply chain. Those guidelines can be taken to move 3D Printing from an innovation budget into a secure procurement plan as part of a resilient supply chain.

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5 Lessons for AM, part 2/3: Starting with Qualified Inventories

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The way that the global community has responded to the covid situation has not only been a shock for the larger economy, it also presents an existential challenge to the 3D printing industry. For 3D printing to move out of the innovation department and into the procurement budget, it needs to be part of resilient supply chains. The good news is that the response effort to the medical supply shortages in covid offered some key guidelines to create this ongoing solution. Our first article spoke about how establishing smooth transitions between 3D printing and conventional manufacturing is key. In this article, we will explore the importance of working with qualified parts, how to use stakeholders in a center of excellence model to ensure that information is shared and steps to build fully resilient procurement processes.

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5 Lessons for AM, part 1/3: Can COVID-19 kill 3D Printing?

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3D printing has shown high potential in reacting to the supply chain crisis. And yes, the distributed manufacturing concept carries hope for building more resilient supply chains. But the COVID-19 crisis fleshed out some crucial limitations of 3D printing as a response tool.  The global economic downturn will severely impact innovation budgets where 3D printing is classified for most organizations. But there are also ways forward to show how to develop 3D printing as a daily procurement tool to create resilient supply chains.  It’s time to thoroughly work on building digital AM qualified inventories.

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Metal 3D Printing #2: Healthcare and Architecture

In our previous post we discussed the current use cases of metal 3D printing in the aerospace, defense, and automotive industries, and the growth that metal AM technologies are bringing into these sectors. This post focuses on healthcare and architecture, the other two industries that are being fundamentally changed by the adoption of metal AM.

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Bio-printing, Bio-inks and organ donation

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Lutz Kloke, an expert in bio-printing and the Founder of Cellbricks, a Berlin based company, gives us an insight into the status of  technology, the legal gaps, public acceptance of the practice, and his vision for the near future.

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Optimizing your Medical & Dental Additive Manufacturing Workflow

How to combine existing and innovating technology to improve quality, and reduce costs of medical supplies. Medical costs are one of the major problems that societies face, especially in countries with aging populations. One of the biggest cost considerations for medical and dental solutions is producing small batch custom parts that are adjusted to patient's unique body form. 

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AthenaDiaX uses 3YOURMIND for wearables prototyping

As medical and sensing technologies become more accessible and more inexpensive, firms like AthenaDiaX are able to quickly implement wearable sensors into diagnostic devices for clinical trials. 3D Printing plays a key role in speeding up the process of making that data accessible. 3YOURMIND’s platform allows a streamlined workflow to have prototype and small-batch devices printed by professional vendors. The time which used to be spent on project management and production oversight can now be applied directly to development and implementation.

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