3-D Printing in the Medical Field
Advances in the medical field have skyrocketed with the use of 3D printers. Not only is 3-D printing a more time efficient way to go about tasks but is more cost effective.
A prime example of this is personalized plaster casts. In 2015, Scott Summit, Design Director of 3Dsytems. Heâ€™s had ongoing issues with his wrist and finally tailored a 3D printed cast specifically for himself, becoming perhaps the first patient ever to have a shower with a cast on, but without a bunch of plastic bags wrapped around the limb. As the cast was printed to match his anatomy, his physician could open and close it in seconds, but it still held his wrist tightly. And it cost Scott around 50 USD and took a few hours to create.
3D printing casts could finally transform the experience of breaking a bone!