For some time 3D printing has become an important part of medicine and healthcare in the world, but it is in the field of security and maintenance that it has begun to be installed in Spanish hospitals, assuming savings and profitability key to its incorporation.
The additive technology continues increasing day by day in each of the sectors that make up the industrial fabric and good example of this is the growth it has had in the last year in countries such as Spain, where it has exponentially multiplied its number of sales and the range of applications.
Since November 2017, Miguel Servet University Hospital in Zaragoza has, among its numerous machinary, a DT600 from Dynamical Tools. A 3D printer that, in the words of the security director of the hospital, José Ramón Vera, “can be very profitable for the maintenance of health centers.”
There, they began to see that they had “a need for certain pieces that could be made with 3D printing” and decided to join the change proposed by the incorporation of this type of technology. A process that, while not easy for those who are not familiar, is “a great advance and has high levels of profitability.”
THE INCORPORATION OF 3D PRINTING IN HEALTH CENTERS
PUSHBUTTON DEVELOPED IN THE HUMS
Since its incorporation, they have not stopped giving service to numerous departments, from giving support to electromedicine equipment, until getting to develop a button that José Ramón is tremendously proud of. A pushbutton composed of an elevator touch button attached to a printed piece together with a mechanical plate, which constitutes a breakthrough for the calls that a patient with a very small mobility has to make to the nursing team, adapting said button to some of the parts that the patient can move.
“There will come a time when, hopefully, all the services and all the sectors of Zaragoza hospitals will demand parts from us and we will need more printers, including other technologies and other types of manufacturing,” says the security director.
DT600 is working 24 hours per day thanks to the versatility and the current demand for parts. The reduction of time in the manufacture, the realization of prototypes and the speed in solving problems that may arise has meant a great change in the maintenance of the hospital.
José Ramón also opens the door to the incorporation of 3D printing in other healthcare centers: “Anyone who does not see that profitability is that he does not want to see it. This is profitable yes or yes. ”
The Dynamical Tools team would like to personally thank José Ramón and his team for the work they do and their predisposition.