3D Printing in the Medical Industry

Innovation from desktop to bedside

Thinking of how to advance your work in Healthcare with 3D Printing?

Prototyping and Printing Surgical Guides and Tools
Creating Patient-Specific Prosthetics and Orthotics
Modelling for Educational Purposes
Surgical Modelling
Bio-Printing and Tissue Engineering

Why do we need 3D printing in Healthcare

3D-printed medical devices can be developed at the point of care: from the creation of anatomically precise models for educational purposes, to creating implants and prostheses that improve patient care.

What can you achieve with 3D printing?

A radiologist can use patient imaging data to print anatomical models to assist in preoperative planning, leading to safer and more time-efficient surgery. Or an orthopaedic surgeon can print guides, instruments, and even personalised implants. Promising research about the potential for tissue engineering using 3D printing is also emerging.

Why printing over conventional manufacturing?

3D printing can quickly produce high resolution, patient-specific reference models from CT imaging that improve preoperative care. Complex models and medical devices can be speedily manufactured and iterated without the need for outsourcing.

Considering the switch to 3D?

It’s easier than you think to get started with a 3D printer. Formlabs SLA printers really are “plug in and get printing”, but Additive-X are here to help you every step of the way

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Ideal For Medical Industry Printing

Formlabs Form 3L

Low Force Stereolithography (LFS) for large scale, high-throughput tooling and modelling

Formlabs Form 3BL

Larger format stereolithography (SLA) printer ideal for biocompatible, sterilisable resins

Formlabs Form 3B+

SLA technology, ideal for smaller healthcare related parts that require biocompatibility and sterility.

Demonstrations • Custom samples • Whitepapers

Need help choosing the right 3D printer, material and understanding the workflow? We can help


Case Studies

Read about real life uses of additive manufacturing in medical facilities and research centres

Transforming Healthcare With the Lynxter S600D’s Triple Extrusion

Finishing 3D Printed Prosthetics with PostPro Chemical Vapor Smoothing

How SJD Barcelona Children's Hospital 3D Prints Anatomical Models

3D Printing Orthopaedic Devices With Liquid Silicone


3D Success In Videos

See for yourself the difference additive manufacturing is making across the world in healthcare
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Father Helps Son with Cerebral Palsy Walk with Custom 3D Printed Orthosis

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[TUTORIAL] Producing 3D Models for Healthcare with Kyle Babbitt

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Handsmith: Changing an Industry, and Lives, with 3D Printed Prosthetics

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News & Blog

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