MTI: 3-D Printing – How Improved Visualization is Driving Medical Adoption

 3-D Printing

The  features 3-D Printing: How Improved Visualization is Driving Medical Adoption by StarFish Medical mechanical engineer, Nathan Müller. The article Part of a series of articles on 3-D printing written by Müller for MTI.  In this installment, Nathan explains how new technologies are enabling more effective product development, better clinician training and detailed surgical planning.

Müller notes; ” 3-D printing offers opportunities to view the body in anatomically precise layered states. Quick-turn, relatively inexpensive, multi-material components resulting from new 3-D printing technologies bring more effective development in projects, better training for clinicians, and in-depth planning before surgeries.”

He concludes with this thought: “The overlap of the medical industry and 3-D printing is progressing rapidly. With increasing adoption in the classroom and hospital, this modular technology is showing its true value. Product development will continue to lead the use of 3-D printed prototypes for preliminary review and study. Many parts will also be carried forward into production-ready and released devices. While the future is always uncertain, we can bet on this technology finding its way into healthcare.”

About StarFish Medical

StarFish Medical is an ISO 13485 certified product engineering firm with offices in Victoria, British Columbia, and Toronto, Ontario. 100% dedicated to the medical device and life science marketplace, StarFish partners with innovative companies to create and manufacture breakthrough products for a full range of medical specialty areas including: Cardiovascular, Digital Health, IVD, Ophthalmology, Optics, and Ultrasound. StarFish expertise includes electronics, mechanical, human factors, usability, and software systems engineering. For more information, please visit


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