The 3D printers themselves get a lot of attention, but for 3D-printing to become ubiquitous in the medtech space, software will have to play a key role.
With “a few mouse clicks,” a radiologist on GE Healthcare’s Advantage Workstation can now separate volume renderings into both organs (kidneys) and blood — exporting them into 3D-printable files.
A 3D printer without software to tell it where to place the material is a really nice, expensive coffee table, according to Scott Rader, a former Stratasys GM who has led GE Healthcare ’s 3D-printing efforts for the past year. Still, there is a need for even more software advances if 3D printing is to drive widespread healthcare innovation — from surgeons training on patient-specific 3D-printed models to customized, printed orthopedic implants and other medical devices. “That’s why […]
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