US hospitals equipped with 3D printers for printing prostheses
US hospitals equipped with 3D printers for printing prostheses

US hospitals equipped with 3D printers for printing prostheses

Американские госпитали оборудуют 3D-принтерами для печати протезов The development of 3D printing has borne fruit in many industries, including healthcare. Evidence of this is the cooperation agreement signed by Stratasys, a manufacturer of 3D printers, and the US Department of Veterans Affairs. During the implementation of this partnership program, hospitals that serve veterans who have received disabilities in the war will receive 3D printing machines, as well as all components and supplies. Moreover, an entire network will be created to exchange data and collect statistical data from printers. Five hospitals have been selected for the pilot project, where staff have yet to be trained to work with new equipment. However, according to the head of Stratasys, the company is able to provide prosthetics to all those in need and help them adapt to their new capabilities so that their lives become full again. Stratasys brought worldwide fame to a 3D printer that could print large parts. The aerospace industry quickly found its application, and then such giants as Boeing, Siemens and Ford showed interest in the new product. The capabilities of such a 3D printer are impressive: it is capable, for example, of printing an entire cabin of an airplane at a time.

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