3D printers advance in Colombia for health, produc ...

3D printers advance in Colombia for health, produc …

July 15, 2014

3D printing, that system that sounded futuristic and that allows you to create practically anything in resins, plastics and metal, is a reality in our country.

Industries such as health, automotive and even fashion are getting fully into its appropriation and use with remarkable results.

Although it sounds like science fiction, it is predicted that in less than a decade it will be possible to print organs from the stem cells of a patient in Colombia. If an individual’s heart fails, a substitute can be made with the same characteristics as its predecessor. This is done with the help of 3D printing technology.

In the health segment, companies such as Osteophoenix and DME 3D have begun to use this technology as a tool to create implants tailored to the patient.

In Colombia, on the other hand, there are several companies that have begun to focus on providing services with 3D printers. Such is the case of i3D, a Medellín company specializing in high precision 3D modeling and printing on engineering materials, from transparent resins to wood.

Others have dedicated themselves to the importation of this equipment: Print3D Colombia offers several models for printing jewelry and dental pieces. Some of the imported 3D printers cost more than ten million pesos. The cheapest is around 2 million pesos and creates plastic parts.

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