A concept that has already existed for 80 years, has been used in various designs and industries for 40 years, and yet has only achieved a breakthrough in the last 10 years or so? Yes, you read correctly – additive manufacturing processes as one of the biggest innovation trends in the current medical technology and pharmaceutical industry has been around for quite a while. But do you know what and what potential is actually behind the term and the technologies?
Additive manufacturing or 3D printing describes the layer-by-layer production of components starting from digital 3D model data. In contrast to traditional production processes, the components are created by bonding individual layers of powder or material layer by layer. Up to now, additive manufacturing has been used increasingly for the production of prototypes or small series, but larger production runs are also possible. The biggest advantages are the use of different materials, the application of different AM technologies and the individualization of the manufactured products.
Did you know that there are already FDA-approved drugs that can be manufactured additively? Do you know the emerging trends that are being vocalized in the context of additive manufacturing in the medical technology and/or pharmaceutical industry? In the new arcoro INNOVATIONS, between informative and visionary expert interviews, also learn more about the opportunities and challenges, as well as current trends and market insights.