WEBINAR: The State of 3D Printing in Medicine

Published on April 22, 2020 by Carlota V.
state of 3d printing in medicine

3Dnatives was joined by Formlabs and Axial3D to discuss the benefits of 3D printing for the medical sector. Additive manufacturing technologies can be used to create tailor-made medical devices such as implants and prosthetics, but also for surgical planning and rehearsal. In fact, many experts believe that 3D printing will become part of a clinician’s daily routine in assessing treatment pathways for their patients in a not so distant future.

For surgeons, having fast access to detailed, reliable patient data is vital for success in the operating room. But what if the CT or MRI data just doesn’t cut it for planning surgery and communicating your course of action to your patient? 3D printing has the potential to revolutionize the eight million complex cases each year, where 2D imaging isn’t giving surgeons the confidence or insights they need. Right now, 3D printing is reshaping how surgeons plan for complex procedures and providing huge time and efficiency savings in addition to improving patient care and recovery times.

You can watch the replay of the webinar below:


Formlabs is a 3D printing technology developer and manufacturer. The Massachusetts-based company was founded in September 2011 by three MIT Media Lab students. The company develops and manufactures 3D printers based on SLA and SLS technology. Formlabs also develops its own suite of high-performance materials that continue to push the boundaries for 3D printing, as well as best-in-class 3D printing software.


Axial3D is a medical technology firm working to transform patient outcomes while driving the global adoption of 3D printing within healthcare. The company’s mission is to improve the access clinicians have to 3D printing by giving them easy access to software & services to bridge the gap between technology and medicine.


Pierre Cerveau is a Business Development Manager at Formlabs. He helps the world’s leading companies shape and implement their additive manufacturing strategies by offering ideation workshops, technical feasibility studies and custom material selection. With the support of Formlabs’ medical experts, Pierre is currently managing the company’s projects surrounding COVID-19 in Europe.


Daniel founded Axial3D in 2015 following 7 years in the medical device industry and an academic background in biomedical engineering, specializing in medical visualization and use of 3D printing in medicine. Under Daniel’s strategic direction, Axial3D is focused on delivering groundbreaking software and services in medical 3D printing.



Editor in chief of 3Dnatives, the largest international online magazine about 3D printing and its applications. Carlota is in charge of defining the content 3Dnatives covers for its english-speaking audience, bringing the latest news about the additive manufacturing sector and its implications to readers.

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