Latest diagnostic tools offer edge in race against disease
Seal Beach, CA--A patient sits quietly on the edge of an examination table watching as her doctor takes a bio-scan with a hand-held tricorder. The diagnosis? Vulcan flu, strange for a human. Strictly science fiction-Star Trek technology, to be exact-the tricorder represents the ultimate medical diagnostic and monitoring tool: It's non-invasive, speedy, accurate, and impossibly thorough.
Back on present-day Earth, medical-device engineers strive for these same qualities when creating diagnosti
An in-depth survey of 700 current and future users of 3D printing holds few surprises, but results emphasize some major trends already in progress. Two standouts are the big growth in end-use parts and metal additive manufacturing (AM) most respondents expect.
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