3D printing technology is already transforming the healthcare industry, from printing medical devices to producing functional pre-clinical parts, enabling rapid medical advancements and paving the way for new applications. The first additive manufacturing capability for functional 3D electronics means that designers can 3D print encapsulated sensors, embed components within multilayer circuit boards and create miniaturized modules used in device design, optimizing additive manufacturing for a variety of applications in the medical device industry.
With Nano Dimension’s DragonFly™ 2020 Pro 3D Printer medical device designers are able to 3D print functional conductive components and complex geometries onsite to create the miniaturized, compact electronic parts that power medical device applications. With the ability to customize electronic components, device designers are no longer restricted when designing surgical and training tools with irregular geometries. With new capabilities to embed circuit boards with densely packed components, such as sensors, designers can now create parts with increased functionality that are used to build highly precise and lightweight medical devices. Smarter micro-fluidics applications may be another example of the role additive manufacturing of electronics can play. With new capabilities to 3D print functional, complex electronic components in a small footprint, medical professionals can pioneer new designs for medical tools to widen the use of 3D printing.
Discover how 3D printed electronics can be leveraged to overcome challenges in medical device innovation.