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FDA Steps Up AND INTO the 3D Printing Revolution

Patient Specific Implant / Source: Wikimedia Commons and Maikel Beerens, Xilloc

3D printers are spitting out complex geometric structures, porous surfaces and tortuous internal channels that are a joy to behold. But product liability lawyers see opportunities for mischief. The FDA is stepping up and suggestingm in a new document, ways to keep patients, doctors, clinics, hospitals AND manufacturers safe.