The influence of the medical world has ensured that additive manufacturing is used in healthcare. There are different fields where it is used. You can find some examples in the following paragraphs.
PATIENT-SPECIFIC SOLUTIONS FOR ORTHOPAEDICS
Materialise is involved in making surgical guides. They are based on a 3D-model of a bone from a patient. This will result in a perfect fit. These surgical guides are tools that are used during a bone reconstruction. The integrated functionality eliminates the uncertainty during an operation.
Complicated implants can be made out of metals using selective laser melting. Serial products and even patient specific implants will contain the advantages of additive manufacturing. Here you can see some examples.
3D-printed skull implant