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Old 06-17-2016, 03:37 AM   #1
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What material(s) would be best for 3d printing medical devices ?

There are numerous different materials being used and developed in this space and it's changing all the time. Some of the applications you listed do have more stringent requirements on bio-compatibility than others though.
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Things like prosthetic hands and arms, back braces and insoles don't need to live inside your body, and can thus be made out of a wide range of materials. If you look at a project like E-nabling The Future, you can see that they print functional prosthetic hands and arms with standard ABS and PLA plastics used in desktop FDM printers. The same applies for insoles, as can been seen in a company like Sols, which uses Nylon to create their show inserts.

For more bio-sensitive applications, there are a whole other set of materials to look at. Dentistry, for example, can use a material that ends up being pretty ceramic-like, (ex: Dental Stratasys PolyJet 3D Printing Material). In other situtation, like a skull replacement, materials like titanium can be used.

This is just a glimpse into the materials used for these applications and it seems to be changing each week, but it's a start!
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