Top 5 Videos: The Impact of 3D Printing Within the Medical Industry

Published on April 7, 2024 by Isaac B.

Welcome to our compilation of this week’s most compelling 3D printing videos. For this week, we’re embracing a new focus. In recognition of World Health Day today, we’ve compiled a selection of the Top 5 medical-related 3D printing videos, showcasing the remarkable advancements and advantages arising at the intersection of healthcare and 3D printing technology. Starting off, Dr. Jeffrey R. Janus discusses 3D modeling and printing within the medical industry, speaking on its immense advantages and impact on patient treatment. Moving forward, we’re shown a first-hand account of the lifesaving power of 3D printing, as Wayne Morgan, a double lung transplant recipient, shares his story of fighting advanced pulmonary fibrosis. Next up, Bryan Ibarra, an Additive Manufacturing Engineer working within the FDA, discusses the role of additive manufacturing in regulatory science. Fourth on our list, Dr. Bill Edwards outlines his experience with DeGen Medical’s 3D printing technologies, highlighting how the company is leading the way in revolutionizing spinal care with state-of-the-art solutions. Lastly, SHINING3D Dental shares tips and tricks for improving the 3D scanning experience within the dental industry. Let’s get started!

Top 1: The Role of 3D Modeling in Surgery

First up, Dr. Jeffery R. Janus, an Otolaryngologist highlights the significance of innovation in surgery, specifically the use of 3D modeling and printing technologies. He discusses how these advancements allow surgeons to refine their techniques and reconstruct patient anatomy with greater precision, ultimately leading to improved outcomes. By embracing these technologies, Dr. Janus explains how he is fulfilling his commitment to pushing beyond the status quo and constantly seeking innovative solutions to enhance patient care.

Top 2: Man Celebrates 2-Year Anniversary With New Lungs and 3D Printed Stents

In our next video, Wayne Morgan, a double lung transplant recipient, celebrates two years since his life-saving surgery, made possible through both an organ donation and recent advancements in 3D printing. Diagnosed with advanced pulmonary fibrosis, Wayne faced significant challenges before his transplant, including difficulty walking and breathing, and reliance on medical aids. However, these complications were addressed through 3D printing, as customized silicon stents were printed based on Wayne’s airway anatomy, illustrating the potential of AM in personalized medical interventions.

Top 3: Inside the FDA’s Additive Manufacturing for Medical Products Lab

Next, Bryan Ibarra, an Additive Manufacturing Engineer at the FDA’s Office of Science and Engineering Laboratories, provides insight into the role of 3D printing in regulatory science. Ibarra highlights how researchers leverage 3D printing to create diverse medical devices, such as phantom fingers. Additionally, he reveals how 3D printing plays a crucial role in improving regulatory standards and the safety of FDA-regulated products.

Top 4: DeGen Medical’s 3D Printing Revolution

In our next video by DeGen Medical, Dr. Bill Edwards, a prominent spine surgeon from Florence, South Carolina, gives viewers a quick tour of the DeGen Medical facility. The video showcases Dr. Edwards’s firsthand experience with DeGen Medical’s revolutionary AM technology. Dr. Edwards speaks on the company’s rapid growth, attributing its success to the recent adoption of these new technological approaches. Through Dr. Edwards’s perspective, viewers can witness cutting-edge advancements that are reshaping the landscape of spine surgery.

Top 5: 3D Scanning Tips and Tricks

Wrapping up, SHINING3D Dental shares tips and tricks for improving the 3D scanning experience, shedding light onto key details throughout the process that are often overlooked. The hosts suggest that dental workers pay close attention to outside lighting, avoid direct light sources, and stabilize the scanner properly. The host proceeds to give specific instructions for scanning various areas of the teeth and capturing complete scan data for each specific case. Overall, viewers are provided with several important insights on how to improve the intraoral scanning process, ensuring accurate and high-quality results.

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*Cover Photo Credits: Mayo Clinic

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