One of the specialties and sectors that is betting the most on the development of 3D printing is, without a doubt, the doctor. This is so due to the high quality, speed and sophistication of a technology that can create, as is the case that brings us together today, fully customized medical implants for a patient in just hours. Within this sector, the good work of a company such as Ortho baltic.
Going into a little more detail, tell you that Ortho baltic is a company based in Lithuania that since 2012 is dedicated to the manufacture of medical implants betting on all kinds of 3D technologies such as the acquisition of a 3d laser scanner manufactured by the specialist Nikon with which to guarantee the quality of their work.
Many are the specialists who highlight the quality of the custom implants manufactured by 3D printing by the Ortho Baltic company
According to those responsible for Ortho Baltic itself, the main objective of this very special company is to, through the use of different 3D printing technologies, achieve create highly precise implants that can be grafted directly onto a patient's bone without having to resort to expensive and often obnoxious treatments for patients, either preoperative or postoperative.
The way of working when creating any type of piece is very simple, taking as an example the manufacture of a hip prosthesis, the patient's pelvis is anatomically modeled through a computed tomography. This virtual design is subsequently validated by a surgeon and sent to Ortho Baltic, which is in charge of manufacturing the implant by direct metal laser sintering 3D printing. The implant is manufactured in one piece.