Berlin - According to the federal government, 3-D printing offers interesting solutions for many industrial sectors. This also applies to medical devices, especially orthotics and prosthetics. This emerges from response by the federal government to small question from the FDP parliamentary group.
3D printing is flexible, easily customizable manufacturing process that is also suitable for individual items and small series. The costs for prosthetic components or orthotics that are manufactured using the 3-D printing process are already covered by individual health insurances Manufactured products can be used and integrated into medical care, however, require further research and development.