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A Great Match in the 3D Printed Medical Device World

MHC and Tangent Design Engineering partner to build innovative medical devices

April 9, 2015
Written by Walter Garrison, manager of innovation & scholarship
Featured on Canada Makes


A surgeon is about to perform a complex hip replacement procedure, fully confident in their ability to do so because of the true-to-life 3D printed practice models and surgical guides that they have used in preparation. The patient ends up with a custom hip replacement and very few if any post-surgical problems. This is not the distant future but is part of the impact of additive manufacturing on the medical field today. And Canadian companies and post-secondary institutions are significant players in this leading edge application of additive manufacturing (AM) technology. Read the full story.